Concert with Joe Newberry, Tom Maxwell and Brooke Telarico

This came in the old email from my friend Tom Maxwell.  I am looking forward to making music with him and the wonderful Brook Telarico.

Announcing a House Concert at Camp Kris & Betty on Lake Orange

Sunday, May 25th 7:00pm -8:45pm (Concert)

9:00-9:45pm (optional StoryJam )

Hillsborough, North Carolina


A House Concert at Lake Orange is a great way to ease into the lazy days of summer. Pull up a chair at Camp Kris & Betty and wait for the music to begin. We’ll start with a concert featuring Joe Newberry, Tom Maxwell, and Brooke Telarico then wind down with an optional “StoryJam.” We are thrilled to host

Joe Newberry, a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant, has played music most of his life. Internationally known for his powerful banjo work, he is a prizewinning guitarist, fiddler, and singer.  Joe’s songwriting is characterized by the same clean, elegant style as his banjo playing. Musicians in the folk and bluegrass world often record his songs. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” award. In 2013, Joe shared co-writing honors with Eric Gibson for the IBMA Song of the Year, “They Called It Music.” A frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Joe also performs in a duo with Mike Compton, and along with Mike plays with Bruce Molsky, and Rafe Stefanini as the Jumpsteady Boys.  Another special side project pairs Joe with old-time music legends Bill Hicks, Mike Craver, and Jim Watson.  Both foursomes play to enthusiastic audiences around the country as often as their busy individual schedules permit. He came to North Carolina as a young man and quickly became an anchor of the incredible music scene in North Carolina. Still going strong more than 30 years later, he does solo and studio work, and plays and teaches at festivals and workshops in North America and abroad.

Tom Maxwell is a writer and musician.  He was a member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers between 1994 and 1999, and his song “Hell” peaked at Number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, propelling the band to multi-platinum status.  Tom has appeared on many television and radio shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Today Show, Fresh Air, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and A Prairie Home Companion. Tom’s songs have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows (including Sex and the City, Sesame Street, Sleeps with Fishes and Three to Tango) as well as a Super Bowl commercial, an Academy Award-nominated documentary and Tony Two Legends + A Startling Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Award-winning Broadway soundtrack.  He has also scored for movies, television and commercials. His short memoir of the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ strange rise and fall, Hell, will be published by Oyster Point Press in July, 2014, simultaneous with the release of his latest album, Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag, recorded with long-time Zippers producer Mike Napolitano and featuring guest vocals with Ani DiFranco.  Maxwell is a contributor to Al Jazeera America, and his writing has appeared in The Oxford American, Salon, Our State Magazine, College Music Journal, Southern Culture and Indy Week.

Brooke Telarico must be heard to be believed! She is a gifted singer and songwriter from San Diego, capable of startling honesty and beauty. Her voice is powerful and nuanced, and her songs echo strains of folk, blues, pop, and something indefinably American.  Born and raised in Southern California, Brooke has been writing songs and performing since the age of 12.  Her live shows are an eclectic mix of original songs and covered material, and she has a wonderful touch on songs that range from Bob Dylan to Bessie Smith.  With a jazz family background, her influences are enormously varied – from George and Ira Gershwin, Billie Holliday, and Cab Calloway to more contemporary artists like Tom Waits, Brian Eno, Jeff Buckley, and Fiona Apple.

What’s A StoryJam? None of us are too sure of what it is but here’s how we imagine it: If you play an instrument, like to listen to American Vernacular music (ranging from blues to bluegrass to Old Time to a bit of everything), or just want to hear Joe, Tom, and Brooke talk about musicality, tell stories from the road (What’s Garrison Keillor really like? Are all those tales of the Zippers really true? How’d you end up in Carrboro?), you will want to stay for StoryJam.



Details Follow

• There is a suggested donation of $25 per person for the both the House Concert and the StoryJam.

o  For those who do not want to stay for the StoryJam, the suggested donation is $15 per person for the House Concert only.

• Your check for the donation should be made out to Tom Maxwell and included with the attached RSVP card and mailed to: Betty Rider – 4738 Old Lake Trail – Hillsborough, NC 27278.

• All proceeds go directly to the artists.

• Please RSVP by sending by Monday, May 19th since we are expecting a sell out. We have space for 45 people so advance reservations are necessary.

• Directions to 4738 Old Lake Trail – Hillsborough will be sent to those who RSVP and provide an email address.

• Snacks, dessert, water, and iced tea will be provided. If you’d like to bring food to share, please feel free to do so. We’ll also be providing coffee and iced tea. If you would like to bring other beverages, please feel free to do so.


Please include the following information with your check made out to Tom Maxwell and mail it to:

Betty Rider, 4738 Old Lake Trail, Hillsborough, NC

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Names: ____________________________________

Contact Email: _______________________________

Telephone: _________________________________

__ I /We will attend both the Concert and the Story Jam and have enclosed a donation in the amount of $25 per person

__ I/We will attend only the Concert and have enclosed a donation in the amount

If you change your mind and want to stay for Story Jam, the artists will appreciate the suggested donation of $10.

__ Please send directions to 4738 Old Lake Trail by email.

Please note: This will be a non-smoking, low alcohol event. It will be held outdoors

(weather permitting.)