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Golden Link presents an online concert with renowned folk musician John McCutcheon

David Townsend  | Published on 1/19/2021
P.O. Box 92398
Rochester, NY 14692
www.goldenlink.org


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2021

Golden Link presents an online concert with 
renowned folk musician John McCutcheon 

Rochester, NY – Golden Link Folk Singing society celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021 and the monthly concert series includes a special concert with John McCutcheon, folk music’s renaissance man. Originally planned as an in-person concert, it will now be held through the live-streaming concert service Mandolin on Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm. Golden Link is one of a number of East Coast presenters who are sponsoring this concert, and a portion of every ticket purchased via Golden Link will also help support the organization.

John McCutcheon is a master instrumentalist (hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp), powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, instrumentals, and even symphonic works is among the broadest in American folk music and his 30+ albums have earned seven Grammy nominations. 

For this concert – which he’s calling “Roots & Wings” – McCutcheon says, “I’ll do a blend of traditional songs and my own, especially those I’ve written in recognizable traditional forms. I’ll give a shoutout to those groups who continue to celebrate, teach, and honor traditional music and those that are shepherding it into our own lives and times. (Happy 50th Birthday, Golden Link!) We’ll have a bit of a campfire Q&A after the music, just like we do in person. And, who knows?, maybe we might even have a special guest or two!”

People of every generation and background seem to feel at home when McCutcheon takes the stage; as one critic said, it’s “like a conversation with an illuminating old friend.”

“John McCutcheon is the Bruce Springsteen of Folk Music … a national treasure!” – The Oakland Tribune

“The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” – Johnny Cash

“One of the best musicians in the USA.” – Pete Seeger
Following the concert, McCutcheon will do a Q&A session, right on Mandolin. Audience members can type in questions in the chat.

Tickets are available at four price points to include all guests! Pay what you can. 
General Admission: $20
Family / Household: $30
Student Pricing: $10
Unemployed / Laid Off Pricing: $5

Tickets can be purchased at https://boxoffice.mandolin.com/products/john-mccutcheon-roots-wings-how-traditional-music-is-the-foundation-of-all-my-music-2-4?pr_prod_strat=collection_fallback&pr_rec_pid=5994929914022&pr_ref_pid=5884748169382&pr_seq=uniform&oid=14&affid=124

Artist website: https://www.folkmusic.com/

Print quality photos available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mIZLps-Qq8-pIJ89L8iz7oKbnXYiXdUD?usp=sharing

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.

CALENDAR LISTING


John McCutcheon
Thursday, February 4, 2021; 7:30 pm
online concert – visit www.goldenlink.org for details on how to watch
Advance tickets required through Mandolin; general admission $20 (family, student, and unemployed rates available)

John McCutcheon is a master instrumentalist (hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp), powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, instrumentals, and even symphonic works is among the broadest in American folk music and his 30+ albums have earned seven Grammy nominations. 

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.