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Joe Newberry

Rank #16 US Raleigh, NC Country / Old-Time / Americana


Bio: Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. Known far and wide for his powerful banjo work, he is a prizewinning guitarist, fiddler, and singer as well.

His banjo playing has won contests around the country, including first place at the ... See Full Bio

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  • Sun

    Nov 9

    Carrboro, NC, US | 3:00pm
    House Concert
    Carrboro, NC, US
    Sun Nov 09 3:00pm



  • 2014

    Apr 5

    Fredericksburg, VA, US | 7:30pm
    Music & Spirits at A. Smi...
    Fredericksburg, VA, US
    Sat Apr 05 7:30pm


    Pretty Gritty will be opening for Joe Newberry! We’re please to announce our Music & Spirits concert series at A. Smith Bowman’s Distillery. For our first show, we’ll be bringing you some great music from Joe Newberry. Joe is a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” who 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. Musicians in the folk and bluegrass world often record Joe’s songs. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” award. In 2013, Joe shared co-writing honors with Eric Gibson for the IBMA Song of the Year, “They Called It Music.” Visit www.joenewberry.me and give him a listen. You're in for a treat!

  • 2012

    Sep 30

    Aberdeen, NC, US | 6:00pm

    Aberdeen, NC, US
    Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm


    Jon and Joe trading songs and improvising on each others' material!

  • 2012

    Sep 21

    Durham, NC, US | 7:00pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:00pm


    Jon Shain Trio with special guest Nancy Middleton (opening with her group) and special guest Joe Newberry sitting in with us.

  • 2012

    Jul 6

    Raleigh, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:00pm
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    Hey Joe! Just stopped by and listened to "On this Christmas Day"... I always did like Christmas songs! Cindy : )
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Q: Good sojourn from BoCoMo..into the Tower of Song . I had a french class with you at MU and heard you play at the Chez ..some of your Lake Wobegon. Thanks for "workin' on a building" Tom Stoll KCMO
A: Tom, it is so nice to hear from you. Madame Bien... wonder if she is still around? Thanks for giving me a shout!

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