The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Newberry & Verch, with special guests Kelly Fleming and Kellie Garmire, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m. The Miners Foundry features a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.
Through their strong musical traditions of the Ozarks and Canada’s Ottawa Valley, Joe Newberry and April Verch take a little bit of home with them wherever they go.
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- General Admission, Seated Show
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Newberry & Verch
Verch, best known for two decades of international touring with The April Verch Band and a 2020 JUNO Award Nominee, and Newberry, well-known for his work with mandolin icon Mike Compton, as well as The Transatlantic Sessions and A Prairie Home Companion, say that this collaboration holds a special place in their hearts. They have enjoyed developing it alongside their other projects, which will continue.
“Joe and I had known of each other’s music for years, but had never met,” Verch said. “We had talked on the phone a few times and felt so confident that we would love playing together, that when some time opened up in each of our schedules, we decided to go ahead and book some shows. In our first face to face meeting, and that first rehearsal in August, 2016, we knew that we were right. This was going to be special!”
In October, 2016, the pair performed their first concerts, among which were multiple appearances at the Celtic Colours International Festival across Cape Breton, NS. “By the end of that run, we knew that we wanted to record an album,” Newberry said. “The music that we make inspires us and we wanted to capture some of that feeling that we were sharing on stage in the studio.”
The result was their debut album Going Home released in 2017. It’s an album that sounds like two old friends who have been playing together for years. In the words of Barry Poss, founder of Sugar Hill Records “Oh, but this is a good one! Going Home is a simply gorgeous and intimate expression of musical multiculturalism. Joe and April each bring superb musicianship from their respective Ozark/Appalachian and Canadian Ottawa Valley roots and while they never lose sight of their own unique traditions, their work together also serves to craft an entirely new musical aesthetic, one with its own melting pot integrity.”
Since those first encounters in 2016, Newberry & Verch have carved out time in their schedules for regular tours together, resulting in not only North American appearances but also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. In December 2021 they’ll release their second album, a collection of holiday songs and tunes titled On This Christmas Day.
Kelly Fleming & Kellie Garmire
Kelly Fleming and Kellie Garmire have been performing together since 2016, playing festivals, private parties, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, and breweries in California. They are known for their tight harmonies, musicianship, range, and repertoire. They love to sing Rock, Soul, Rhythm & Blues.
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