Wisconsin-bred, Georgia-based John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. He truly is folk music’s Renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. McCutcheon will bring his captivating one man show to Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Sunday, October 25at 7PM. Ticketing info available here.
As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammered dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. Johnny Cash referred to him as “The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” Other accolades come from the Washington Post which asserted that “He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature.” The Dallas Morning News stated that “Calling John McCutcheon a ‘folksinger’ is like saying Deion Sanders is just a football player.”
His thirty plus recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality. McCutcheon’s commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.