Nationally-known singers Jennie DeVoe, Carrie Newcomer to play Fishers stage in July
By Jessica Fox
Could you use a summer evening out with your friends? Singers Jennie DeVoe and Carrie Newcomer hope to provide listeners with music that anyone can enjoy at the free Fishers Amp After Dark concert series.
Growing up surrounded by music, it was only natural for DeVoe to develop a musical interest at an early age. Influenced by greats like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Etta James, DeVoe said she tries to infuse old and new music with folk lyrics in a way that would appeal to any age group.
As far as new music goes she said she is influenced by unique voices like Adele and Imagine Dragons, but during her career she has opened for singers like Bonnie Raitt, Jack Johnson and Ray Charles.
DeVoe would describe her genre of music as Americana soul music. But her goal is to write good lyrical content and paint a picture for her audience.
At every show DeVoe tries to mix a set list of her original songs and a few covers depending on what she feels the audience wants to hear at that particular concert.
“If you are a performer at heart there is something inside you that urges you to please the audience,” DeVoe said.
That’s why she doesn’t believe she has ever stuck to an exact set list.
DeVoe recently released her newest album Radiator – which she produced with John Parish in England.
Radiator was her third collaboration with Parish, who is most well-known for his work with singer PJ Harvey. They also plan on producing and recording a new album together in the spring of 2015.
When she is not working on her music, DeVoe is very passionate about animal rights. She supports messages that get people to ultimately think about the care of their own pets.
DeVoe gave her song “Give a little love” to PetPals TV to use with their programming.
She is also is passionate about the treatment of farm animals.
“Even if they ultimately go to the butcher, they still deserve to have a happy and healthy life,” DeVoe said.
Singer songwriter Carrie Newcomer said she has been influenced by all kinds of music, but she always comes back to classic singing poets.
Newcomer has received a Grammy for writing the song “I should have known better.” The band Nickel Creek got a Grammy for performing this song on their This Side album.
She describes herself as an acoustic singer/songwriter influenced by Joanie Mitchell and Paul Simon.
Newcomer has played concerts all over the country, but she says that Indiana is her favorite outdoor venue.
“There is nothing like an outdoor Indiana summer concert,” she said.
Jennie DeVoe in concert ● Nickel Plate District in Fishers ● 9 p.m. July 11 ● Free
Carrie Newcomer in concert ● Nickel Plate District in Fishers ● 9 p.m. July 25 ● Free