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Feature on #CBCJunos5050 Series

Honoured to be part of the amazing #CBCJunos5050 celebration which kicked off today! Alan Neal interviewed 50 artists from the Ottawa area (gosh, I’m in good company!) for this special series, journeying through five decades of the Ottawa music scene!

Midwest Theater Concert Preview in Star-Herald

Here’s a preview for April & Cody’s concert at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff, NE (May 7, 2021) as part of their 75th Anniversary Celebrations!  Click HERE to open a PDF of the Star-Herald interview.

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!

Eganville Leader feature

Huge thanks, as always, to Ottawa Valley treasure The Eganville Leader for featuring us to celebrate the release of “Top of the Hill”!  Read the article HERE (opens PDF.)

AVB featured on “To the Moon and Back” TV show

Through performance & interview, a 30 minute enjoyable journey with April and her band, recorded live at the Wild Rose Moon in Plymouth, Indiana.

String Fever COVID Diary Feature

Today was the debut of “String Fever COVID Diaries” for North Country Public Radio hosted by my friend Barb Heller. I was pleased to be featured and look forward to hearing everyone else’s diary as the series continues!  Have a listen to the shorter interview HERE or the full length version HERE.

Ozark Highlands Radio feature

I was pleased to take part in an Ozark Highlands Radio special episode, where featured artists discuss the Covid-19 pandemic.

Feature in Songlines July 2020 Issue

Thanks to Songlines UK & Jim Hickson for helping me celebrate “20 Years of Touring” by featuring me in this month’s magazine! Available now :)

#HockeyTownHangouts for City of Pembroke

Watch me take part in the city of Pembroke, Ontario’s “Hockey Town Hangouts” presented by HGS Canada as part of a special “home coming” episode!

Jam with us!

Let’s share a tune!  Our friend Barb Heller, host of “String Fever Bluegrass” on North Country Public Radio, has a great jam series as part of her show and she invited Cody & I to host a session! Grab your instruments and play along with us on “Mississippi Sawyer.”

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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!

Announcing “Steps From The Heart”

I am so excited to announce my virtual dance collaboration with Simon Harmer (of England,) titled “Steps From The Heart!”

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!

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 :)

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