Carrie Newcomer lives in the country in Indiana with her husband and two shaggy dogs, and over the last ten years she's created a remarkable body of songs about human relationships, romantic and otherwise. Newcomer has a deeply inspiring way of weaving her life and her art together, with music, community activism, and personal concerns all playing a role. Carrie Newcomer is one of those people who exudes a spirituality that's all her own, and she has to be seen in concert to be really experienced. Says novelist Barbara Kingsolver: "She's a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace." Newcomer's new best-of album, Betty's Diner, includes a host of fresh songs.
Added by brandonz on August 11, 2005