Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer, educator, and activist. She is known for her low and resonant voice, her musical depth, and the progressive spiritual content of her songs, poetry, and workshops. Carrie has been described as a “prairie mystic” by The Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone Magazine. She has 19 nationally released albums and three books of poetry and essays. Her song “I Should’ve Known Better” appeared on Nickel Creek’s Grammy-winning gold album This Side, and she earned an Emmy for her PBS special An Evening with Carrie Newcomer. Her newest album and companion book, Until Now, were released in 2021. Carrie has joined with the author Parker J. Palmer on several projects, including live events, personal growth retreats, and The Growing Edge Podcast. Carrie currently records and performs with pianist Gary Walters.
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband-and-wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. “Two become one, in song…hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery,” says Mary Gauthier. Their second album, Honest, was released in 2019.