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”.
Recommended CitationAshbolt, Anthony and Mulheron, Maurie, Step by Step - an interview with John McCutcheon, Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 5(1), 2005, 5-16.