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John McCutcheon Takes Folk Music Odyssey To Fresno

Jan 9, 2018

Veteran singer, songwriter and instrumentalist John McCutcheon has earned the right to be considered a titan in the field of folk music. But as he prepares to release his 39th album Ghost Light, and embarks on a west coast tour that includes a stop Thursday at Fresno's Unitarian Universalist Church, he still speaks reverently of those who came before him, like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. And much like those artists, his new songs speak of both American traditions and contemporary politics. In an interview on Valley Edition, ​McCutcheon talks about his new work, including a song inspired by the recent Nazi march on his longtime hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.