John McCutcheon Concert
With John's deep roots in American traditional music, his approach to writing reflects both a simplicity and a layered complexity that creates songs that are always more than they seem. "He is a master at the difficult craft of the ballad," touted the Boston Globe. "Storytelling with the richness of fine literature," added the Washington Post. "One of our country's best songwriters," said Pete Seeger.
As an instrumentalist, John is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty 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. And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.
At St John's Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan, between Bleecker St and 7th Avenue South. Take the #1 train to Christopher Street. Contribution: $22 general public; $18 members of FMSNY; $10 full-time students and those under 17. Tickets also available at the door. Information 212-957-8386
This is part of the Folk Music Societies "Legends" series: a series showcasing some of the great performers in various folk fields.
St. John's Church (View)
81 Christopher St. (bet. Bleecker & 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10014
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