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An Evening with John McCutcheon
August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Tickets $22 adv, $30 at door. Gates at 6pm, Show 7pm. SCROLL DOWN TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW! (Please note that advance ticketing ends at 2pm on show day)
We are thrilled to welcome back to the Music Centre stage, one of the world’s greatest and most storied folk musicians, John McCutcheon, for an intimate evening of story and song. Up Close and Personal live at the Music Centre!
The Washington Post described John as folk music’s “Rustic Renaissance Man,” a moniker flawed only by its understatement. In the past few years alone he has headlined over a dozen different festivals in North America (including repeated performances at the National Storytelling Festival), recorded an original composition for Virginia Public Television involving over 500 musicians, toured Australia for the sixth time, toured Chile in support of a women’s health initiative, appeared in a Woody Guthrie tribute concert in New York City, gave a featured concert at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, taught performance art skills at a North Carolina college, given symphony pops concerts across America, served as President of the fastest-growing Local in the Musicians Union and performed a special concert at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This is all in his “spare time.” His “real job,” he’s quick to point out, is father to two grown sons.
But it is in live performance that John feels most at home. It is what has brought his music into the lives and homes 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 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.” Whether in print, on record, or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon.