Charlottesville, VA - Folk music's Renaissance man, master instrumentalist and storyteller John McCutcheon will be in concert at Piedmont Virginia Community College Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students.
A master of more than a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer, McCutcheon's songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. Johnny Cash called him "the most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard." McCutcheon's recordings have garnered numerous honors including six Grammy nominations.
Learning at the knees of some of the great traditional masters, McCutcheon perfected the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, mountain dulcimer and jaw harp. He became a knowledgeable and powerful singer of traditional material, with a wry wit and ear for a good story.
Today, the praise for his song writing - rich in detail and still broad in scope - has put him in the forefront of his contemporaries. He has become what one Australian paper called "the most overwhelming folk performer in the English language."
Tickets are available by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 and charging them to a VISA or MasterCard, or by purchasing them at Plan 9 Music, Sidetracks or the University of Virginia Arts Box Office at 109 Culbreth Road in Charlottesville. Tickets can also be purchased at the PVCC Box Office window two hours before the performance.
The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive, and ample, free well-lit parking is located in front of the building. The Main Stage Theatre offers comfortable and spacious seating and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. All ages are welcome. For more information, log on to www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.