One of the most respected and loved folksingers of our time, John McCutcheon evokes a profound mark of place, family and strength. Often described as folk music’s “Rustic Renaissance Man,” McCutcheon gives performances that are full of charm, wit and pure talent. Check him out when he plays live at Walton Arts Center on Thursday, November 29th.
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon has been at the forefront of American folk music since the late '70s, covering a wide variety of traditions including Appalachian dulcimer and fiddle music, topical protest songs, and children's albums for respected folk labels like June Appal, Red House, and Rounder Records. Establishing himself as a master of the hammered dulcimer on the groundbreaking 1977 release The Wind That Shakes the Barley, the Wisconsin native moved into making children's music in the early '80s with albums like Howjadoo and Mail Myself to You.
Proficient on numerous instruments including the hammered and mountain dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and jawharp, McCutcheon has also performed widely as a storyteller, written several books, worked as a social and labor activist, and produced albums for other artists such as Holly Near, making him the renaissance man often described in folk publications.
McCutcheon has remained prolific well into the 2010s, both on-stage and in the studio, releasing thoughtful, finely crafted albums like the 2006 literary project Mightier Than the Sword and 2013's diverse 22 Days, a collaboration with Bosnian cellist Vedran Smailovic.
Even folk aficionados are sure to witness something new when John McCutcheon takes the stage. Get your tickets today for his show on Thursday, November 29th at Walton Arts Center.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Walton Arts Center
495 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701