McCutcheon sings GuthrieJohn McCutcheon has added a healthy dose of Woody Guthrie’s music to his collection of originals and folk favorites to celebrate Guthrie’s 100th birthday year.
John McCutcheon has added a healthy dose of Woody Guthrie’s music to his collection of originals and folk favorites to celebrate Guthrie’s 100th birthday year.
McCutcheon will play them all on the many instruments he’s mastered at 7 p.m. Sunday Nov. 4 at Crossings at Carnegie.
His instruments include the hammered dulcimer, banjo, nyckelharpa and concertina. A repertoire of songs runs the range of tender, uplifting, hilarious to philosophical. He writes about subjects both small and great, from a child’s haircut to freedom and human dignity.
In preparation for a century after Guthrie’s birth July 14, 1912, McCutcheon assembled an all-star cast of songs and musicians for the album “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America,” released in Nov. 2011.
Despite help from Willie Nelson, Tommy Emmanuel, Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan, Tom Chapin, Tom Paxton, Maria Muldaur and more, “this is not a tribute album,” McCutcheon insists.
“Rather it is very contemporary look at America through the lens of Guthrie's songs. The issues of Guthrie’s day - immigration, workers’ rights, plundering scoundrels, are all in evidence today. But there are still babies to put to sleep, lovers to serenade, bold promises to make,” he said.
McCutcheon is a six-time Grammy nominee.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 day of show. To reserve tickets, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota. For more information, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com
At a glance…
Who: John McCutcheon
When: 7 p.m. Sunday Nov. 4
Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota
Cost: $25 in advance, $28 at the door
More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com