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Sunday, May 21, 2023  ·  7:00 PM CDT

Carrie Newcomer

with special guest Mike Green

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer, and educator. She has been described as a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe and one who "asks all the right questions" by Rolling Stone Magazine. Newcomer is known for her low and resonant voice "..as rich as Godiva Chocolate" according to The Austin Statesman, for her musical depth and the progressive spiritual content of her songs, poetry and workshops, and for her continued work in justice, spiritual, and interfaith communities, and health and hunger organizations. She lives in the wooded hills of South-Central Indiana with her husband and two shaggy rescue dogs.


Mike Green

In the latter years of a successful career as a booking agent for a long list of brilliant and influential folk musicians, Mike Green had a lot to say. So an entire body of songs quickly emerged, beginning during the COVID pandemic in 2020, when he had time to write and play guitar again.

In the late 1970's, Mike had performed and toured for a couple of years, but he put his own music on a back burner as he started a new career, got married, and started a family. But music and songwriting were always there in his core as he studied the musical geniuses that he was representing. So when the time came to bring his own music back to the forefront, Mike had a clear sense of how to tell a story, write a melody with the harmonic underpinnings that could create an emotional response, and deliver it all to an audience with a quick and wicked sense of humor.