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John McCutcheon (Benefiting The Richmond Peace Education Center)

John McCutcheon (Benefiting The Richmond Peace Education Center)

Fri, April 21, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 adv / $35 door

Tickets Available at the Door

John McCutcheon - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
"The most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard."
— Johnny Cash

"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

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

John McCutcheon's first award-winning song was titled The Ponderosa No-Cream-in-My-Coffee Blues, penned at the greasy spoon of the same name in his Wisconsin hometown. He was all of 15 years old and it won him his high school talent show. "My best friend claims that he still has a cassette of the song," McCutcheon recently disclosed, "and if we ever have a serious falling out it's going right up on YouTube."

Since those early creative days John McCutcheon has gone on to write hundreds of songs and garnered more than his share of accolades. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children's songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instruments, and even symphonic works are among the broadest in American folk music. His thirty-six albums have earned 6 Grammy nominations. His songwriting has been hailed by critics around the world; his song Christmas in the Trenches is considered a classic and was recently named one of the 100 Essential Folk Songs.

With his deep roots in American traditional music, his approach to writing reflects both a simplicity and a layered complexity that creates songs that are always more than they seem. "He is a master at the difficult craft of the ballad," touted the Boston Globe. "Storytelling with the richness of fine literature," added the Washington Post. "One of our country's best songwriters," said Pete Seeger.
The Richmond Peace Education Center
The Richmond Peace Education Center works actively to build a more peaceful community in the Richmond, Virginia area. For almost four decades we have been a leading voice for nonviolence and social justice. Through our workshops, public events, and education trainings, we make a difference in the region. In the past two years, we have independently or collaboratively produced nearly 100 events and programs reaching thousands of people.

Mission:
We build just, inclusive and nonviolent communities through education and action.

Vision:
At the Richmond Peace Education Center, we envision a time when the entire region…

- Appreciates diversity
- Resolves conflicts nonviolently
- Builds safety through cooperation and community
- Shares economic and political power equitably
- Takes its place within the community of earth responsibly
- Empowers all individuals to live full and abundant lives
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229
http://www.tinpanrva.com/