The Cedar Presents
JOHN MCCUTCHEON with Kelly Hunt
Saturday, October 5th, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$22 Advance / $25 Day of Show
This is a seated show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.
General Admission tickets are available at Electric Fetus and at the door at The Cedar.
ABOUT JOHN MCCUTCHEON
As a special way to celebrate Pete Seeger’s would be 100th birthday, John McCutcheon is touring in support of a new album, To Everyone In All The World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger
From inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our 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. And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.
But it is in live 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.
Since the May 17 street date of her brilliant debut album “Even The Sparrow” Memphis-born, Kansas City-based Folk/Americana singer songwriter banjo player Kelly Hunt’s universe has expanded rapidly. The album charted top 10 on both national folk radio charts for 12 weeks straight, made it’s way up the Americana radio chart and was universally hailed by an impressive collection of critics, publications, and websites in the US and Europe. Eminent music critic Greil Marcus in Rolling Stone said: “Hunt lets the instrument shape her syllables. From the first instant you know you’re in a place where there is no sense of time, where anything can happen and no one will ever have to admit to a thing.” Upon listing her song “Across The Great Divide” on the Rolling Stone Country Ten Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now list, Robert Crawford said: “Kelly Hunt sings with the lilting cadence of a folksinger born somewhere far away, sometime long ago.” Ian Anderson said in fRoots: “This one had its hooks in before its first play was through, then spent most of the day on repeat, revealing more and more facets…She pulls off that difficult thing of being part of a deep tradition while seemingly fully self-formed and original.” And Elisabeth Woronzoff in PopMatters said: “‘Even The Sparrow’ positions Hunt as an accomplished storyteller…through Hunt’s musicality and penchant for vibrant imagery, the album embraces modernity with unadulterated effervescence.” Kelly continues her meteoric rise in Minneapolis at The Cedar Sat. Oct. 5 with John McCutcheon.