Carrie Newcomer weaves her life and her art together, with music, community activism, and personal concerns all playing a role. She's one of those people who exudes a spirituality that's all her own, and she has to be seen in concert to be truly appreciated. Says novelist Barbara Kingsolver: "She's a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace." And you can forget all that and just luxuriate in her incredibly rich alto voice! Recently Carrie traveled to India and performed as a U.S. cultural ambassador. She has a new album on the way (you can go to carrienewcomer.com to help fund it!), and local religion journalist David Crumm, writing on the ReadTheSpirit website, recently named her to his list of "10 Spiritual Sages to Watch."