On November 17, the International Storytelling Center (ISC) is pleased to feature two concerts from world-renowned folk musician John McCutcheon. These concerts are a special feature of ISC’s Storytelling Live! season, a six-month showcase of the country’s top storytellers.
John McCutcheon’s wide repertoire, ranging from multi-instrumental ballads to satire to symphony, provides the fodder for an unforgettable evening of song and story. With 36 albums and seven Grammy nominations, he’s been hailed as “one of our country’s best songwriters” by Pete Seeger and “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by Johnny Cash.
The marriage of song and story is a beloved one, earning the award-winning McCutcheon a top spot among storytelling fans at the National Storytelling Festival. With a style often compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor, few people communicate with his versatility, charm, wit or pure talent.
Both concerts will take place on November 17 in the theater of the International Storytelling Center, with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 7:30. Tickets are $20 each and are expected to sell out quickly. Reservations for this concert are strongly recommended, though walk-in seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following John McCutcheon’s concerts, ISC’s renowned Storytelling Live! series will close with the ever-popular Christmas shows featuring The Uncalled for Trio ( Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin) and Tim Lowry’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Information about those performances can be found at www.storytellingcenter.net.
The premier sponsor of Storytelling Live! is the Heart & Soul program of Mountain States. Media sponsors include News 5-WCYB, FOX Tri-Cities, Tri-Cities CW, Johnson City Press, Kingsport Times-News, Herald & Tribune, Cumulus Media, The Laurel of Asheville, Plough to Pantry and Foster Signs. Additional funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the East Tennessee Foundation, Eastman Credit Union, the Mooneyhan Family Foundation, the Niswonger Foundation, and Massengill-DeFriece Foundation, Inc.
The International Storytelling Center is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information about Storytelling Live! or to make a group reservation, call (800) 952-8392 ext. 222 or (423) 913-1276.