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McCutcheon concert at cultural center

Whether in print, on record or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or talent of John McCutcheon. Submitted photo

John McCutcheon will return to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center for a performance of instrumental wizardry and songs on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. 

McCutcheon has performed at the cultural center twice before in the past five years. He plays the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and several percussion instruments, including his own body, played like no one has ever heard before.

McCutcheon has emerged as one of the most respected and loved folksingers. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His 30 recordings have garnered every imaginable honor - including seven Grammy nominations.

He has produced more than 20 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.

"Calling John McCutcheon a 'folksinger' is like saying Deion Sanders is just a football player..." stated the Dallas Morning News.

In the past few years alone, he has headlined more than a dozen different festivals in North America, recorded an original composition for Virginia Public Television, toured Australia for the sixth time, appeared in a Woody Guthrie tribute concert in New York City, gave a featured concert at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, given symphony pops concerts across America and performed a special concert at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Call 385-3339 to reserve tickets. Admission is $15 in advance and $18 the night of the concert. Members receive a $2 discount.