Fri, Apr 24, 2021
Maritime Performance Series: John McCutcheon
Location: Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, Maryland 20688
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM (03:00 Duration)
Posted By: Anjelica Eitel
Calvert Marine Museum proudly presents the 2020 Spring Maritime Performance Series!
From inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of the industry’s most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality.
The Washington Post described John as folk music's "Rustic Renaissance Man," a moniker flawed only by its understatement. "Calling John McCutcheon a 'folksinger' is like saying Deion Sanders is just a football player…" (Dallas Morning News). Besides his usual circuit of major concert halls and theaters, John is equally at home in an elementary school auditorium, a festival stage or at a farm rally. He is a whirlwind of energy packing five lifetimes into one. In the past few years alone, he has headlined over a dozen different festivals in North America (including repeated performances at the National Storytelling Festival), recorded an original composition for Virginia Public Television involving over 500 musicians, toured Australia for the sixth time, gave a featured concert at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, taught performance art skills at a North Carolina college, given symphony pops concerts across America, served as President of the fastest-growing Local in the Musicians Union, and performed a special concert at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer & wine available for purchase. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the museum's Harms Gallery.
Printed from the So. Md. Online Community Calendar