Carrie Newcomer On Mountain Stage Newcomer's songwriting celebrates what host Larry Groce calls the "profundity of the mundane."

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Carrie Newcomer appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minn. Raised in small-town Indiana, Newcomer specializes in capturing what Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls the "profundity of the mundane" — the ability to seek life's most complex answers amid its most routine moments. Her songwriting celebrates everyday tasks and activities, like working in a garden or spending time with family and friends.

Newcomer is a writer, as well: She's collaborated with celebrated author Barbara Kingsolver. And, in keeping with her Quaker roots, Newcomer co-founded The Soup Bowl Benefit, which has raised more than a million dollars for Indiana's hungry families. Here, she sings and plays guitar, backed by keyboard player Gary Walters.

SET LIST

  • "I Believe"
  • "Light In The Window"
  • "The Work Of Our Hands"
  • "Breathe In Breathe Out"
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