Sunday, January 11, 2009
folk music's rustic renaissance man
P.M., Music 8:00
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Brilliant lyricist and storyteller, virtuoso singer, fiddler, and guitarist, and undisputed master of the hammered dulcimer, John McCutcheon runs the gamut from kid's songs to protest anthems to updates of his Appalachian and Midwestern roots mixed with stunning originals.
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In the 1960s John traded the university classroom for the front porches, union halls, and churches of the Appalachians. Under the tutelage of the greats of traditional Southern music, he mastered seven different instruments, became an insightful and powerful singer of traditional songs, and honed an ear for a good story.
In addition to a new concert DVD (aptly titled John McCutcheon Live), John recently released a CD, Sermon on the Mound, that brings together two of his lifelong loves: music and baseball.