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Music Road recommends Newberry & Verch’s album

Thanks to Kerry Dexter for her kind words about “On This Christmas Day” and for including us in such great company for her blog on Music Road about Holiday gift ideas: 3 Albums for the Winter Season!

Perceptive Travel chose our album!

Thrilled to be included in Perceptive Travel’s article: ‘Gifts Of The Season: 6 Creative ideas In Music.’ It’s one heck of a line-up to be included in!

No Depression review for “On This Christmas Day”

Kara Kundert gave us a sweet review in “The 2021 No Depression Guide to Holiday Music That Doesn’t Suck!”

Album Premiere on Americana Highways

Preview the entire holiday album now (it drops officially on December 3, 2021) from our friends over at Americana Highways!

“Best New Holiday Music” list from CBC

Thanks to CBC Music for including “On This Christmas Day” on their “Best New Holiday Music” list! 

Newberry & Verch guest on WTJU!

Listen to Newberry & Verch on “Sunset Road” with Pete Marshall on WTJU! 2 hours of music & chat archived for you until Dec 3!

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.”

‘On This Christmas Day’ launch news

Thanks to our friends at Pembroke Observer News for the hometown love & to Bluegrass Ireland Blog for the overseas attention on November 3, the launch day for the announcement of Newberry & Verch’s new holiday album, and the day that pre-orders began!

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!

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Happy Release Month!

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

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!

Steps From The Heart coming Jan 2022!

I’m so excited to share details of the special new step dance project I’m working on with Simon Harmer from the UK. Our “Steps From The Heart” presentation & workshop in January will be the culmination of our collaboration, celebrating two of our greatest influences, the Ottawa Valley’s own Donnie Gilchrist and Alex Woodcock of England.

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!

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