If you don't follow the folk world, you've probably never heard of Carrie Newcomer; if you do follow it, it's unlikely you haven't. Newcomer inhabits the upper level of the folkosphere, along with artists such as Nanci Griffith and Patty Larkin, who've earned their $25-ticket status with equal amounts of artistic ingenuity and personal integrity. Newcomer doesn't simply write and perform songs; her creative efforts are projects complete with concepts, themes and heaps of humanism. The characters in her songs are as real as the neighbors next door. Her voice is as pure as Joan Baez's, as dark and moody as Mary Chapin Carpenter's. And she doesn't just plink at her... More >>>