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Abstract

John McCutcheon is a highly talented singer-songwriter who has a strong commitment to the union movement and other progressive causes. A native of Wisconsin, he developed a fascination for the music of Appalachia and the Washington Post once described him as “Virginia’s rustic renaissance man”. He is a multi-instrumentalist and takes particular delight in playing the rare hammer dulcimer. He has made twenty-four albums and has received five grammy nominations. As Sing Out magazine stated in Winter 2000: “When pressed for the perfect example of a modern folk musician, it’s John McCutcheon’s name that comes to mind”.

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