|Carrie Newcomer - The Geography of Light|
April 2008 Review
Carrie Newcomer – The Geography of Light - Copyright © 2008 Rounder Records – Produced by Carrie Newcomer and David Weber. Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
Brilliant! Make this work of art a part of your life TODAY. This collection of musical poetry will enchant you as you travel with Carrie exploring the theme of shadow and light in our lives. You will be drawn into reflecting upon the lyrics which are so graciously balanced with Carrie’s vocals and the incredible instrumental rhythms.
As Rolling Stone wrote, “Newcomer asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers.” An incredible social and spiritual commentary is included within the lyrics of this array of contemplative and catchy folksy tunes. Newcomer’s masterful acoustic guitar is blended with the outstanding talents of Gary Walters on piano, Chris Wagoner on violin, mandolin, dobro and ukulele, Mary Gaines on cello, Jeff Hedback on bass, Jim Brock on percussion, Keith Skooglund on guitar and Krista Detor on background vocals.
This CD is a delightful journey, guided by a master story teller, Carrie Newcomer. It’s refreshing and somehow comforting to hear someone tastefully share the fact that there’s someone other than me who is perplexed by certain dimensions of everyday life. Carrie brings this dimension of living to life in The Geography of Light.
Putting her money where her lyrics are, Carrie is donating 10% of the proceeds of the sale of this CD to to The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). AFSC’s mission is to carry out service, development, social justice, and peace programs across the globe. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of broad and diverse groups of people of many races, religions, and cultures.
Carrie captures the essence of the mysterious journey we’re all on – life – This is a musical meditation with a distinctly gifted treatment and commentary on where my feet hit the sidewalk every day. This collection will make you skip, dance, contemplate, cry and laugh. I loved it. Buy it!
Newcomer is also an advocate for the following organizations:
Progressive News Organizations
Human Rights , Health, Hunger and Social Service
Spiritual and Interfaith Projects