When the neighbors started calling the McCutcheons to complain about the loud singing from young John's bedroom, it didn't seem to do much good. For, after a shaky, lopsided battle between piano lessons and baseball (he was a mediocre pianist and an all-star catcher), he had "found his voice" thanks to a cheap mail-order guitar and a used book of chords. -------From such 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.His books & instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality. And his committment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.
Official Website: http://www.wsss.org
Added by wsss-joe on October 1, 2008