John McCutcheon

folk storyteller, singer, and multi-instrumentalist

John McCutcheon

Friday, January 5th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$28 ADV / $32 DOOR (plus fees)

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon
To celebrate what would be iconic folksinger Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday, singer-songwriter John McCutcheon has recorded an exquisite tribute to the late artist. To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger is due from his own Appalseed Records on January 11, 2019.

In many ways, this album has been a long time coming.

McCutcheon was eleven years old when his mother insisted he watch with her the news reports from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—the historic event during which Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, and during which Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter Paul and Mary helped to cement the relationship between mainstream folksingers and the civil rights movement. What McCutcheon saw that day would be seared into his memory forever. It wasn’t only the historical images and inspiring rhetoric that moved the young boy, but also the music. “That’s where I discovered folk music,” he says. “I’d never heard of it but there was Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter, Paul and Mary. Pete was the next logical thing [to discover] but I didn’t know anything about him until I got that album.” The album he’s referring to was Seeger’s We Shall Overcome album, recorded live at Carnegie Hall that same year (1963). It presented the folksinger in his natural habitat, in front of an audience that was at once profoundly moved by his stirring, empathic performance, and eager to participate with him.

"He gave us songs to fill our throats and our hearts. May the many lessons he left us help us put our own hands on the plow. He did it well for 94 years. It’s our turn now.”