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Concert Preview in Frederick News-Post

A wonderful preview for our concert for New Spire Arts in Frederick, MD on October 8 in the Frederick News-Post!

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!

“Top of the Hill” review in Germany’s FolkWorld

Thanks to Tom Keller for reviewing Top of the Hill in his article Folk for Kidz in Germany’s FolkWorld publication.  You can read it (and about other great children’s albums) HERE.

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 :)

View even more press clippings here.

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!

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!

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!

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