John McCutcheon with banjo
John McCutcheon

"The most overwhelming folk performer in the English Language."

—Port Fairy Press (Australia)

Thanks for coming!

Doors at 7:00pm; show at 7:30pm

John McCutcheon's spellbinding performances feature guitar, banjo, hammer dulcimer, piano, fiddle, and autoharp. He is a brilliant songwriter, virtuosic instrumentalist, and charismatic storyteller. His latest album is This Land: Woody Guthrie's America. According to FAME Reviews, "The singing and musical accompaniment is amazing … the songs are a kaleidoscope of the writing of the late Woody Guthrie."

This concert will raise funds for wheelchair accessibility at the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge. Recent strides include an indoor wheelchair ramp and a paved parking lot. Along with community support, John's last two performances in Oak Ridge have been a part of that progress. But there's more work to be done.

This concert will also honor the legacy of the late founder-director of the Museum, Selma Shapiro. Selma was one of John's biggest fans and is largely responsible for the decades-long relationship between John and Oak Ridge.