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John McCutcheon in CA next week

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Folksinger John McCutcheon will be performing several shows in the Greater Bay Area next week; people with folk-music-inclined kids in Santa Cruz may want to particularly take note of the kids & family concert.

  • Sunday the 13th, 8:00 p.m.: Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
  • Friday the 18th, 7:30 p.m.: First Congregational Church, Santa Cruz--annual benefit show for the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
  • Saturday the 19th, 10 a.m.: children & family concert, First Congregational Church, Santa Cruz. (Also an annual benefit show for RCNV.)
  • Monday the 21st, 7:30 p.m.: St. James' Episcopal Church, Fremont. (Link is to a PDF version of a flyer.)

For other regions, see his full concert schedule.

McCutcheon's one of my favorite musicians and songwriters. I usually attend the Friday night RCNV benefit concerts, and usually enjoy them quite a bit.

Those unfamiliar with his music may be interested in some samples (most or all of his many albums are now available from the iTunes Store). For links to the iTunes Store versions of some of my favorites of his songs, see an entry about McCutcheon I wrote a couple years ago, plus another entry about his best-known song, "Christmas in the Trenches."

A couple more songs I neglected to mention in those entries:

  • He's also widely known for a bunch of kids' albums; for example, I like his rendition of "Tender Shepherd."
  • For those tired of the same old "Happy Birthday" song, he provides "Cut the Cake."

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The upcoming John McCutcheon concerts in Santa Cruz are being staged at a facility that also has cell towers, which has created a controversy in the community due to the close proximity to schools (additional information is available upon request). I personally will not attend this years concert in Santa Cruz after having been to the last two or three, because of my concern with the exposure of my children to the cell tower emissions. I hope that John McCutcheon and the Resource Center for Nonviolence can find another venue for this concert next year.


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