John McCutcheon – Storyteller With A Lifelong Career


One new day inspires him one new story 

One story awakens one new song to sing along

From the bottom of his heart to the tip of the tongue.

His world made of wise words and mellow sounds, he’s been writing for his whole life,

Becoming a distinguished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Even the late  Johnny Cash called him “The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.”


His name is John McCutcheon, and strong of a lifelong career in Folk music, he’s back on track with a new album, titled Trolling For Dreams, released this month, February 3rd.

This is his 38th album, a number that matches Bob Dylan’s output. 


Multi-instrumentalist, John McCutcheon can play the guitar, the violin, the piano, auto harp and banjo.

During the course of John’s 40 plus year career, he helped start the first traveling musician’s union, the Local 1000 –

The man is also worthy of admiration for his longevity and consistency when it comes to write and deliver new songs, actually stories, even poems.

In his voice and words you can hear his life wisdom. His society commentary (about immigration for instance) is another interesting and truthful point. 

Every time he opens the mouth it feels like he’s opening a book, speaking out a story anyone could relate to, making you wisely smile while he’s taking you down memory lane.

Along Trolling For Dreams, a title that could inspire the idea of Patience, is a collection of 13 new songs.

With lyricism and emotion, he sings of love, loss, aging, the passing of his father, a tribute to storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, songwriting, and more.



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