John McCutcheon in concert at Bartlett Arboretum – Sunday, July 9, 2017
John McCutcheon’s roots go deep, to the very bedrock of American traditional music.
Here’s what Pete Seeger said about John: “One of our country’s best songwriters.”
Because McCutcheon’s songs are about something.
A musical snapshot of a day in the life of an Alaskan salmon fisherman. A child pondering the loss of her first tooth. Remembering a moment that’s been sanitized from our history books. Lampooning the latest political insanity. Celebrating the joy of old love.
He sings of small, everyday things and turns them into something larger, more compelling. More important. “All big things start with little things,” he says, “the way in which a song is able to open up the universal from the personal is one of the great joys of writing.”
McCutcheon is a multi-instrumentalist and a much-beloved renaissance folklorist for our modern times.
Come hear why this man is widely celebrated as an artist, a poet, a philosopher and one of the truest voices for social justice today.
$10 at the gate
Wee ones free if underwing
Pack a picnic or enjoy food trucks available
No dogs on weekends