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Folksinger Carrie Newcomer's New Book Explores the Sacred in the Daily

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:39:13 CDT
By: Judith Valente

Folksinger Carrie Newcomer's New Book Explores the Sacred in the Daily
Folksinger Carrie Newcomer's rich alto voice is familar to fans of Bloomington's Blue Moon Cafe, as are her poetic, often deeply spiritual lyrics. Newcomer says her songs often flow from poems or prose pieces she's written. Now she's collected those poems and essays into a book. Newcomer sat down with WGLT's Judy Valente to talk about the writing life.

   
That was GLT's Judy Valente talking with folksinger Carrie Newcomer. Now, here's Newcomer reading the title poem of her new book, A Permeable Life, a work she says ties together many of the themes that inform her life, her spirituality and her art.

   
Here's a cut from Newcomer's latest album, also called A Permeable Life. The song is A Room at the Table and Newcomer says she wrote it as an anthem for all who work around the globe for social justice

    
     

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