Newberry & Verch Concert


Tickets: Online sales have ended. Tickets available at the door $22, $17, $10 or at Bop Shop Records, Monroe Ave

Music of the season, from Canada to the Ozarks  -  “...a simply gorgeous and intimate expression of musical multiculturalism … while they never lose sight of their own unique traditions, their work together also serves to craft an entirely new musical aesthetic.” – Barry Poss, founder of Sugar Hill Records

NewberryVerch_600px.jpgGrowing up, musicians Joe Newberry and April Verch absorbed traditions of home and hearth – in his native Missouri Ozarks and her Ottawa Valley of Canada. The holidays have always been a special time for both, with traditions of home and family, festive decorations, and always the music. So each year, the duo sets out in a modern-day sleigh (with four-wheel drive) to perform their eagerly anticipated holiday tour. 

In this special concert, original songs join timeless hymns. Stories warm the heart and give a twinkle to the eye. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun at holiday time, and all year long.

Missouri native and North Carolina transplant Joe Newberry has played music most of his life. His powerful and innovative banjo playing -- as well as his songwriting, guitar skills, fiddling, and singing -- has delighted audiences around the world. A frequent guest on the radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Newberry was featured on the Transatlantic Sessions tour in the United Kingdom with fiddler Aly Bain and dobro master Jerry Douglas.

Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She grew up surrounded by living, breathing roots music and decided early on that she wanted to be a professional musician. With countless awards, 10 albums and 16 years of touring under her belt with The April Verch Band, Verch has moved from upstart prodigy to mature and reflective songwriter, interpreter, and storyteller. She engages contemporary listeners with her fresh and feisty approach to traditional music.

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Admission: $22 at Door
Golden Link Members: $17 at Door
Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

Doors open at 6:45 pm

Note: Online Ticket Sales have ended.  Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

Tickets also available at Bop Shop Records,1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester. No service charge for cash/check at Bop Shop; $1 per ticket if using credit card.

• This is an alcohol and smoke free event. •

December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church
2750 Atlantic Ave
Penfield, NY 14526
United States
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