World-renowned Folk Musician
Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 3rd, 2014 3:58 PM
JOHN McCUTCHEON will perform one CONCERT:
Friday, January 17, 2014
at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.
John does a great show- don’t miss this concert! Buy John McCutcheon Tickets NOW at rcnv.org. Online tickets $18.50 – $35.00 sliding scale (includes paypal fee). FMI: call 831-423-1626 for reservations. Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
One of the most dynamic and iconic live performers in Folk Music, six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon has a unique blend of stunning instrumental skills (and is a master hammer dulcimer player), incisive songwriting, and subtly seductive storytelling.
John's new release: “22 Days” was inspired by the Cellist of Sarajevo, Vedran Smailovic, who, in the midst of the Balkan War, began a 22-day vigil where he played his cello at the site of the 1992 mortar attack that killed 22 people in as they waited in line to buy bread. Once, when Vedran was playing in those dark, dangerous days, sniper fire erupting around him, a soldier approached him and asked, “You! Why are you playing where we are bombing?” Vedran responded: “Why are you bombing where I am playing?”
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” – Vedran Smailovic. John was so moved by Vedran’s acts that he wrote the song “Streets of Sarajevo.” And on the twentieth anniversary of Vedran’s playing, in honor of his friend’s courageous acts, John wrote songs for twenty-two days, resulting in the “22 Days” CD, which also includes the song “Forgotten” in honor of the young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. Other songs are playful and insightful. Don't miss this amazing performer!
FMI: rcnv.org or call 831-423-1626 for reservations. Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence. Part of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Weekend Events.