FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 – 7:30 pm GE Theatre
CD Release: Pete Seeger Tribute Album
“Uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature” WASHINGTON POST
“The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard”- JOHNNY CASH
Singer-songwriter, storyteller and master instrumentalist McCutcheon celebrates folk legend Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday with a blockbuster album of Seeger songs!
Pete Seeger introduced America to itself, one song at a time. Whether it was “Erie Canal” or “If I Had a Hammer,” he told us who we are and helped us imagine who we might become. John McCutcheon’s stunning new collection celebrates Pete’s 100th birthday (May 2019) with a recording of some songs that moved him the most during his long years as Seeger student, admirer, colleague and friend. From “Sailing Down My Golden River” to Turn, Turn, Turn,” it’s a big and loving tribute to an amazing man, musician, American.
One of America’s most respected and loved folksingers, McCutcheon is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most uniquely the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. Hailed by critics and singers around the globe, his 30 recordings have garnered every imaginable honor, including seven Grammy nominations.
Whether in print, on record, or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon. But in live performance McCutcheon feels most at home. He has brought his music into the lives and homes of one of the broadest audiences any folk musician has ever enjoyed, certainly echoing Seeger himself. People of every generation and background seem to feel at home in a concert hall when John McCutcheon takes the stage, with what critics describe as “little feats of magic,” “breathtaking in their ease and grace…” and “like a conversation with an illuminating old friend.”
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