One of Garrison Keillor’s favorite performers, Joe Newberry, will stop by the WTJU studios this Monday afternoon, November 21, at 4 (est) to kick off Back Up and Push. Later that evening you can catch Joe over at The Front Porch in Charlottesville (details).
A musician like Joe embodies the true South. You can’t have too many of these people.” — Garrison Keillor
“His lyrics read like a cross between Longfellow and Johnny Cash. The muse is sometimes gentle and other times rough. But she never strays too far from Joe Newberry’s side.” — Independent Weekly
“Most contemporary old-time artists get their inspiration from recordings either commercial or field made. Most of the time the artists spend their energy trying to copy the sound of their source. Joe Newberry goes one step further… He takes the music and makes it his own, and always respectfully.” — SingOut!
Transatlantic Sessions review…”Appalachian veteran Joe Newberry allied his trenchant, raw-boned holler with lickety-split banjo picking.” The Scotsman Newspaper