© 2013 Crossings at Carnegie
July 28, 2013
doors open at 7pm
With every possible honor including seven Grammy nominations under his belt, John McCutcheon brings his timeless traditional and well-loved original music to Crossings.
Celebrating 40 years in the music business, John has recently released This Land: Woody Guthrie's America, on Appalsongs Records. Released 100 years after Guthrie's birth, This Land brings together some old Guthrie favorites as well as some of his lesser-known songs. John's remarkable array of instruments and arrangements, plus celebrated musical guests like Willie Nelson, Tim O'Brien, Kathy Mattea, and Tommy Emmanuel make This Land an album not to be missed.
A superb instrumentalist able to play the hammered dulcimer as easily as the banjo, the nyckelharpa as well as the guitar, McCutcheon adds in his voice and expert storytelling skills. It’s little wonder audiences flock to see him perform, whether he’s playing classic folk tunes or children’s music.
It’s performing for an audience that energizes McCutcheon, says the man who is both a consummate musician and a clear-eyed visionary. The continent-hopping McCutcheon maintains a low-profile at home, so this concert is a rare opportunity to hear him, right here in Minnesota.
Though he’s put out more than 30 albums, including one of all-Woody-Guthrie songs and has produced albums of other artists, it is his live performances that have brought his music into the lives of one of the broadest audiences any folk musician has ever enjoyed. People of every generation and background seem to feel at home in a concert hall when McCutcheon takes the stage.
McCutcheon offers something for everyone – tender songs, uplifting songs, and hilarious ones. His songs are as much about poetry as melody. He writes about subjects small and great, from a child’s haircut to freedom and human dignity – issues equally eternal and enduring.