Perennial Charlottesville favorites April Verch & Joe Newberry will be zooming in to Sunset Road this Friday, November 19th, from 4-6pm, to play some cuts from their new recording, ‘On this Christmas Day’ (out December 3) , and also look back at some of their earlier work, both as a duo and as individual artists.
Joe Newberry grew up in a family full of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a teenager and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley in Canada. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Both Newberry & Verch 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.
The duo are currently touring behind their brand new recording project, and we’re delighted to have them join WTJU on Sunset Road to share some of their music and fill us in on what’s happening with them.