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John McCutcheon—Acclaimed Folk Music Singer/Storyteller & Multi-Instrumentalist
Friday, January 18
Tickets Available Now
And At The Door 
With the coming of the New Year, The
Oaksong Music Society kicks off 2019 with a special concert with John McCutcheon, one of our most popular and highly-requested artists. McCutcheon’s storytelling style has been compared to that of Will Rogers and
Garrison Keillor. Johnny Cash once called him, the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” Few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon on stage.

Tickets for all concerts are available now at The Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding. Phone 530-223-2040. Tickets are also available online at www.brownpapertickets.com (search by artist name, Oaksong, Pilgrim, Pilgrim Congregational, or Pilgrim Congregational Church), and any remaining tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $25 general admission or $10 for students 18 years and under with a valid Student ID.

Concerts For 2019 Are As Follows:
JOHN McCUTCHEON- Friday January 18 —Acclaimed Folk Music Singer/Storyteller & Multi-Instrumentalist
THE QUITTERS- Sat. February 2
Founding Members Of The Waybacks- Amazing Guitar Work Steeped In Humor And Serendipity
LAURIE LEWIS AND THE RIGHT HANDS- Friday March 1
West Coast Bluegrass At Its Best!
ANTSY MCCLAIN AND THE TRAILER PARK TROUBADOURS- Fri. March 29 All Original, Humor With Heart
NELL & JIM BAND- Friday April 12
A Joyful Melding Of Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Swing And Jazz
MARTYN JOSEPH- Saturday May 4
The Bruce Springsteen Of Wales
All concerts begin at 8:00 pm and the door opens at 7:15 p.m.
Information on all our shows is at www.oaksongs.org and on The Oaksong Society For Preservation Of Way Cool Music facebook page

“John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.”
– Pete Seeger
It’s not difficult to understand why John McCutcheon is so popular. Performing since the 1970’s, McCutcheon is regarded as one of the country’s most respected and loved folksingers. Described by The Washington Post as “Folk Music’s Rustic Renaissance Man”, McCutcheon’s storytelling style has been compared to that of Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. Johnny Cash once called him, “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” In concert, he plays a wide variety of instruments, including 6 and 12-string guitars, banjo, fiddle, piano, accordion, autoharp, concertina, and of course, the hammer dulcimer. McCutcheon’s songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His forty 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. And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.
John’s latest album, “To Everyone In All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger”, is a wide-ranging tribute to the music of his friend and mentor. In it, McCutcheon draws from an amazing swath of the folk music world: the bluegrass of Hot Rize, the Cajun soul of Beausoleil, the stunning harmonies of Canada’s Finest Kind, the lush alto of Nicaragua’s Katia Cardenal, blues great Corey Harris, fiddle wizard Stuart Duncan, and country music’s Suzy Bogguss. McCutcheon’s inventive arrangements and familiar ease with the material showcase the spectrum of music left us by the iconic Seeger. It is also, like Seeger’s music, a love letter “to everyone in all the world”.
But it is in love performance that John feels most at home. It is what has brought his music into the lives and homes of one of the broadest audiences any folk musician has ever enjoyed. People of every generation and background seem to feel at home in a concert hall when John McCutcheon takes the stage, with what critics describe as “little feats of magic”,  “breathtaking in their ease and grace”, and “like a conversation with an illuminating old friend.”
Whether in print, on record, or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon.