Christmas in the Trenches

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Christmas in the Trenches
Dec. 1

Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, History Center
7:30 p.m.

No one remembers 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, though. 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. On stage, John sings and plays traditional or original songs that have a profound mark of place, family and strength along with his storytelling style that has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor.

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