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The 2017-2018 Concert Series presents...

April Verch & Joe Newberry

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Concert 7:30 pm
in the Gallery of the
Appalachian Brewing Company

Both Joe Newberry and April Verch grew up immersed in music, became masters of their traditions, and tour the world with their respective bands and projects. Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song. For these veteran performers who come from distinct traditions and parts of the world, their collaboration is fueled by their kindred passion for bringing people together to celebrate traditional music.

April Verch & Joe Newberry

Both Joe Newberry and April Verch grew up immersed in music, became masters of their traditions, and tour the world with their respective bands and projects. Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song. For these veteran performers who come from distinct traditions and parts of the world, their collaboration is fueled by their kindred passion for bringing people together to celebrate traditional music.

Blues and ballads stem into Canadian regional styles and originals. Their voices blend in harmony, their tasteful instrumentals prove that these masters have nothing left to prove, and then their feet kick up the dust in perfect rhythm... and together, they make you remember why this music existed in the first place.

Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. A frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, Joe performs in a duo with Mike Compton, and also performs with guitarist Jon Shain. Another special side project pairs Joe with old-time music legends Bill Hicks, Mike Craver, and Jim Watson. He was recently a featured singer on the Transatlantic Sessions tour of the United Kingdom with fiddler Aly Bain and Dobro master Jerry Douglas, along with an all-star band and fellow singers Rhiannon Giddens, the Milk Carton Kids, Carla Dillon, and Karen Matheson.

April Verch

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 she wanted to be a professional musician. Moving from exuberant stepdancer to fiddle wunderkind and silver-voiced singer, Verch now has countless awards, ten albums and sixteen years of worldwide touring under her belt. Passionate about giving back, she makes master classes, workshops and camps a regular part of her touring activity. Verch was one of 6 fiddlers who represented the Canadian fiddle tradition to the world at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, as part of a segment called "Fiddle Nation".

The Gallery

Appalachian Brewing Company

50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Directions & Venue Info

Free parking behind the building.
This is a sit-down concert in a listening-room environment.

Join us for dinner and conversation downstairs before the show!

Concert: 7:30pm

  • $24 General Admission

  • $20 SFMS Members

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  • $10 Students

    — ages 3-22
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Funding Acknowledgments

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The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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