April Verch

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Kansas & Nebraska Jan 21-23

Cody and I are thrilled to be headed to Kansas & Nebraska for our first live concerts of 2022! *Update on Jan 19* Lincoln concert is now on Zoom, click through for details, it’s open to everyone everywhere!

Steps From The Heart

The step dance project I’ve been working on with Simon Harmer from the UK is in full swing with more to come!

Christmas Album out now!

My Christmas recording with Joe Newberry, “On This Christmas Day” is now released!

Virtual Album Release Concerts

Joe and I are thrilled for an opportunity to bring a virtual album release concert to those of you who don’t live near any of our live holiday tour concerts this year!

Newberry & Verch Holiday Cheer Tour 2021

Our annual Holiday Cheer Tour dates have been announced! This time it’s also a release tour for the new album – we hope you can join us!

Track Premiere on Bluegrass Today!

Thank you to our friends at Bluegrass Today for the track premiere of the first single from our upcoming Christmas album (out Dec 3) “Round the Christmas Tree.”

October Tour Dates

It feels so great to be hitting the road again to safely share music! Here’s where we’ll be in October – we hope you’ll join us or spread the word, and please know we are working hard to book more tours and dates! Thanks as always for your support – take care and stay safe!

Newberry & Verch at IBMA World of Bluegrass

Newberry & Verch will perform at IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC Bank – a FREE Street Festival in Raleigh, NC!

On This Christmas Day

Release notes Slab Town Records / December 3, 2021 Purchase Order a digital download directly from April & Joe, which includes the album and a digital booklet with liner notes: USD Once you have clicked “add to cart” you can continue browsing and shopping, or click here to check out your shopping cart. (Physical copies are […]

New In Person Tour Dates Announced

We’re excited! We have some in person shows coming up over the next few months! Most of them have limited seating, so plan to get your tickets early. 🥰

Thank You: 20 Years of AVB and the Journey of a Lifetime!

As the curtain closes on 2020, it’s time to wrap up my #Cheersto20Years anniversary celebration. This video is a reflection, and most importantly, a heartfelt thank you!

3 Virtual Music Camps – June/July

I can’t wait to share tunes, discuss music and hang out with friends this summer! I’m honoured to be instructing at three of my favourite camps – click through for more!

July 4 – Ottawa Valley Step Dance workshop

Delighted to be teaching an Ottawa Valley Step Dance workshop for True North Music’s “Streaming Across the Sea Online Festival ” on July 4! No dance experience necessary!

July 5 – Canadian Roots Today Livestream

Fans of diverse music traditions will enjoy a free weeklong sampling of the best in contemporary Canadian roots music streaming live every day at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT. Join April & Cody for their set on July 5!

Feature on “Sounds Atlantic” Radio & Podcast

Huge thanks to my pal Ron Moores, for featuring me on his “Back 40” and “Sounds Atlantic” programs. We chatted all about “Top of the Hill” and more & you can hear it now!

Listen to my World Fiddle Day celebration on WTJU

In honour of World Fiddle Day, I joined my friend Pete Marshall for his radio show “Sunset Road” on WTJU, Charlottesville as special guest to spin tunes & fiddlers from around the world! Listen until May 28!

Quarantine Happy Hour on May 18

Since April 2020, Quarantine Happy Hour has been bringing daily live happy hour music from a different person or musical household to keep us connected and supported during the quarantine. We’re taking part on May 18!

Free Fiddle Lessons on YouTube

With everyone at home this summer, and missing fiddle camps and festivals myself, I decided it would be fun to share some tunes and tips.  I’m recording some YouTube tutorials that you can find on my YouTube Channel.  I hope you’ll enjoy them!  Happy fiddling :)

New Heartship Video!

While staying safe at home Heartship has been busy collaborating with each from afar on a trio of ‘together/apart’ videos. April Verch, Cara Luft, and Annie Lou are excited to release the third video in this series!

Free Fiddle Workshop for SCVFA on April 25

I’ve been invited to present an online workshop for Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association’s “Celebrity Workshop Series” taking place online!