Carrie Newcomer “Regulars and Refugees” CD Release at Jammin’ Java

Saturday November 5 $15 7PM singer/songwriter

Carrie Newcomer, musician, songwriter, teacher, and activist has released ten albums on Philo/Rounder Records. Her newest album Regulars & Refugees delivers 13 new songs that take the listener inside the world of Bettys Diner, a fictitious diner set in southern Indiana. This is a songwriting tour de force that only a veteran like Newcomer can pull off. Regulars and Refugees is a collection of well-hewn stories that stand on their own while standing together to say something important and true about the human condition. Newcomer has developed a loyal following from her incessant touring over the years, and has most recently gained critical acclaim in the music media (Rolling Stone, USA Today, Acoustic Guitar). Described as one of the definitive voices of the Heartland, the Indiana native sings of the small joys and pains in life, emphasizing the little moments that are often taken for granted. She has shared the stage with a variety other performers including Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the phenom string band Nickel Creek covered her song, “I Shouldve Known Better” on their 2003 Grammy Award-winning and Gold CD “This Side,” produced by Alison Krauss.