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John McCutcheon

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Sunday, February 17
7:30 pm Sold Out
Cost: $32 | Ticket Policies: Youth (up to 18 yrs old) tickets must be purchased at the same time as regular priced General Public, Union Member, UW Fac/Staff or UW Madison Student ticket. Limit to 2 youth tickets per regular priced ticket.
Student ID may be required when presenting ticket at entrance.
General Public: $32, Union Member: $28, UW Faculty/Staff: $30, Youth: $20, UW Madison Student: $10
Wisconsin native and folk singer-songwriter John McCutcheon celebrates Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday.

Wisconsin native John McCutcheon resonates positive messages through his acoustic folk music. Pairing lyrics that focus on community roots and personal anecdotes with impressive skill on a dozen different instruments, McCutcheon’s shows provide an unexpected intimacy of conversation and emotion – perfect for the Play Circle’s intimate setting. His performance is a tribute to Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday, a folk legend who similarly used musical storytelling for societal commentary and change.

Hailed internationally for his songwriting and having produced over 30 recordings (seven of which were nominated for Grammy Awards), McCutcheon maintains the approachable presence of a friend or neighbor; he distinctly marks his music with sense of place, family and strength. Live performances are McCutcheon’s preference, and he often will explain his chords and strumming to create an interactive experience for the audience. Don’t miss your chance to see the man described by Johnny Cash as “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.”

"He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature.” — Washington Post

More information about John McCutcheon can be found on his website


 

Wisconsin native John McCutcheon resonates positive messages through his acoustic folk music. Pairing lyrics that focus on community roots and personal anecdotes with impressive skill on a dozen different instruments, McCutcheon’s shows provide an unexpected intimacy of conversation and emotion – perfect for the Play Circle’s intimate setting. His performance is a tribute to Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday, a folk legend who similarly used musical storytelling for societal commentary and change.

Hailed internationally for his songwriting and having produced over 30 recordings (seven of which were nominated for Grammy Awards), McCutcheon maintains the approachable presence of a friend or neighbor; he distinctly marks his music with sense of place, family and strength. Live performances are McCutcheon’s preference, and he often will explain his chords and strumming to create an interactive experience for the audience. Don’t miss your chance to see the man described by Johnny Cash as “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.”

"He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature.” — Washington Post

More information about John McCutcheon can be found on his website


 

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