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Joe Newberry’s Heroes & Friends!

Jan 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$25 – $33

What do you get when you offer an award-winning, North Carolina-based musician and songwriter an opportunity to collaborate with some of his favorite musicians in the whole world? Find out at a special evening we are calling Joe Newberry’s Heroes & Friends! Joining Newberry on stage will be mandolin icon Mike Compton; pioneering woman of bluegrass Alice Gerrard; triple threat fiddler, singer, and dancer April Verch; and founding member of legendary North Carolina band Red Clay Ramblers, Jim Watson. Start your new year with this exclusive, one-night only collaboration among these extraordinary artists!

Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. His powerful and innovative banjo playing, as well as his songwriting, guitar skills, and singing have delighted audiences around the world and made him a fixture in the North Carolina and national roots music scenes.

Newberry’s songs are often recorded by artists in the folk and bluegrass world. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” award. In 2013, Newberry shared co-writing honors with Eric Gibson for the IBMA Song of the Year, “They Called It Music.”

A longtime, frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Newberry was a featured singer on the Transatlantic Sessions tour in the United Kingdom with fiddler Aly Bain and Dobro master Jerry Douglas, and at the Transatlantic Sessions debut at Merlefest with James Taylor, Maura O’Connell, and Sarah Jarosz, among others.


Jan 12, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$25 – $33


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Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E South St
Raleigh, 27601
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