Joe Newberry

Location: R.A. Fountain

Joe’s put on some fine shows in Fountain, often as a solo—he’s a master songwriter, story-teller, & guitar & banjo picker. 

 Known around the world for his clawhammer banjo playing, he is also a powerful guitarist, singer and songwriter. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” Award. With Eric Gibson, he shared the 2013 IBMA “Song of the Year” Award for “They Called It Music.”

Portrait of Joe Newberry by Bruce Hutson

Tags: acoustic Americana, Appalachian, bluegrass, Concert, folk, old-time, original, variety