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John McCutcheon in concert at Cultural Center on April 10

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John McCutcheon, six-time Grammy nominee from Virginia, returns to the New York Mills Cultural Center, on Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.

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McCutcheon last gave a concert at the Cultural Center in 2007.

Tickets are available from the Center (218-385-3339) and are $12 for advance sale and $15 the evening of the concert.

McCutcheon plays the hammered dulcimer, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and percussion, in addition to singing his songs.

His songs sing of the nation's heritage. His words channel the conscience of our people into streams of poetry and melody. He writes about subjects small and great, from a child's haircut to freedom and human dignity - issues equally eternal and enduring.

Think of McCutcheon as an incarnation of Pete Seeger and Mr. Rogers, Will Rogers and Bruce Springsteen, and above all "Everyman," righteously passionate and impishly playful, blessed with gifts as a songwriter, historian, musician and storyteller that have won him praise in Australia as "the most overwhelming folk performer in the English language."

A Russian critic described him as "the most versatile and compelling performer this reviewer has ever seen," and from Johnny Cash as "the most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard."

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