Joe Newberry and April Verch are masters of their traditions. Tunes, ballads, stepdancing, and original songs by way of Canada and the Ozarks ring like silver and shine like gold. With beautiful harmony singing, breathtaking instrumentals, and exquisite dancing, these two hit the stage in perfect rhythm, making audiences remember why this music existed in the first place.
Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Together they present an intricate musical palette, with Joe's richly deep vocals, April Verch's sweet soprano voice, original songwriting and outstanding instrumental banjo, fiddle, guitar and dance-percussion accenting each other's virtuosity.