If you had the chance to hear John McCutcheon at the 2015 Turtle Hill Folk Festival, you know that we are in for a real treat when he returns to Rochester for a Golden Link concert on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm.
Called folk music’s Renaissance man, McCutcheon is an engaging storyteller, powerful singer-songwriter, and master instrumentalist (hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp) who excels at getting people singing together and thinking about what’s important in life.
His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, instrumentals, and even symphonic works is among the broadest in American folk music. He is also an author and an activist, and his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.
People of every generation and background seem to feel at home when McCutcheon takes the stage; as one critic said, it’s “like a conversation with an illuminating old friend.” Watch a video of him singing "Forgotten," written in honor of Malala Yousafzai:
Tickets are available on the Golden Link website. Order advance tickets online and save $2 over the price at the door. Click here for more information.
Keep on singing!
– Janice Hanson
Janice Hanson is Concert Chair and Festival Artistic Director of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society, which was founded in 1971 to present, promote, and preserve folk music in the Rochester area.