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Lyceum Series presents Grammy award-winning songwriter Carrie Newcomer on Feb. 13

Carrie Newcomer performs her signature style and original music in McCrary Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Center for the Arts Box Office. 

Elon will welcome folksinger and songwriter Carrie Newcomer to McCrary Theatre on Feb. 13 as part of its Lyceum Series. 

Newcomer is a Grammy Award winner who toured with Alison Krauss in Europe, and Nickel Creek recorded her song "I Should've Known Better." With more than a dozen recordings of original music to her credit, Newcomer is recognized as an influential artist who cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries.

Gary Walters, an active musician working in a variety of genres, is a long-time collaborator and will accompany on piano.

Leading up to her Feb. 13 visit, Newcomer spoke with Brooke Muller '19 about the factors that go into her songwriting process, who she hopes to reach with her music and what led her to music. 

"I had to keep course correcting over the years and asking I write songs, but I write songs about something, perhaps the topics I am drawn to writing about hold important clues," Newcomer told Muller.  "Honestly, I could have never imagined the places this musical life would take me. It’s been way more interesting, creative, surprising, satisfying and challenging in ways I could have never dreamt."

Read Muller's full interview with Newcomer here

Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available now at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.

 

Patti Gibbons,
Staff
1/9/2018 1:50 PM