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Singing As We Rise - Joe Newberry

Singing As We Rise - Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry has a wonderful voice, and writes tunes & lyrics to enrich that wonderful voice to the point of sublime. Writing music that tends toward old-timey, bluegrass, spirtuals, torch songs, & more beyond that, Joe's songs draw deeply on the Missouri of his youth and the North Carolina of his adulthood. Renowned for his clawhammer banjo playing, Joe has won multiple awards from the IBMA, and was a frequent performer on A Prairie Home Companion. He performed with the Red Clay Ramblers, Big Medicine, and in duos with Mike Compton and April Verch, among others.Past/current religious/spiritual influences:Baptist, Lutheran, PresbyterianAll songs are written and performed by Joe Newberry, unless otherwise noted:Baby I'm Blue - from Going Home, Joe Newberry & April VerchResurrection Day - live performance on Prairie Home Companion with Joe Newberry, Garrison Keillor, Heather Masse, & the Exchange Street QuartetThe Darker the Night, the Better I See - live performance with Joe Newberry, Jon Shain,& JF VentreReminiscent - from Crow the Dawn with Joe Newberry, Jon Shain, & FJ Ventre, 1st verse by Sterling Newberry in 1910, 2nd verse & music by Joe Newberry in 2014On This Christmas Day - live performance at the Triad Stage in Greensboro, NCSinging As We Rise - written by Joe Newberry performed by the Gibson Brothers on Help My BrotherI Know Whose Tears - from Live, Joe Newberry & Mike ComptonPhoto by Jillian Clark

Duration: 55 min

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