Carrie Newcomer, singer/songwriter/musician, is a unique musical talent, with a distinctive and resonant voice.
In 2003, Carrie received a Grammy award for the song she wrote, "I Should Have Known Better," which was recorded by Nickel Creek for the This Side album, winning the group a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. In the same year, Carrie received the Artist of the Year and the Album of the Year awards from Folk Wax Magazine, and wrote the theme song for the world wide organization of the YMCA.
Carrie has gone on to add a few more highlights to her career notes.
- 2007 -
Carrie received the Artist of the Year and Album of the Year awards from Folk Wax Magazine for her album The Geography of Light.
- 2008 - WUMB radio station in Boston , placed Carrie on their list of the Top Most Influential Artists of the past 25 years.
- 2009 - Carrie
became a cultural ambassador for The American Center and travelled to India to work with students at the American Embassy School in New Delhi. As a cultural ambassador in India, Carrie performed concerts organized by the U.S. State Department, toured community service projects and helped with music workshops.
- 2010 - WBEZ radio in Chicago and The Chicago Tribune included Carrie on their list of the Top 50 folk artists of the last 50 years.
- 2011 - Carrie returned to India to continue her work for The American Center and the U.S. State Department. She worked with students at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, and also began working with students at The American School Bombay and The International School Chennai. Carrie drew inspiration from her experiences and contacts in India, and released her 15th album, Everything is Everywhere, in which Carrie collaborates with three Indian musicians who contribute the lilting sounds of the sarod, a classical Indian instrument.
For more information about Carrie Newcomer's music, please visit her website: <www.carrienewcomer.com>.