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Storied Ground
John Mccutcheon
Storied Ground
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Few contemporary singer-songwriters have written as passionately and consistently of the everyday struggles of working people as John McCutcheon. The Virginia-based activist remains engaged in the communities he sings abou...  more »

     
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All Artists: John Mccutcheon
Title: Storied Ground
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Original Release Date: 10/12/1999
Re-Release Date: 11/2/1999
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018964446727

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Few contemporary singer-songwriters have written as passionately and consistently of the everyday struggles of working people as John McCutcheon. The Virginia-based activist remains engaged in the communities he sings about. On his 24th album he documents the perils of miners "living their lives in a two-foot seam," decries the loss of small businesses, skewers a consumerist culture "trying to make us buy what we don't want," and celebrates the dignity and heroism of Jackie Robinson and teammate PeeWee Reese. He performs his songs with Spartan reserve, focusing on T.J. Johnson's pert mandolin and J.T. Brown's melodic bass, though he sometimes breaks into caroming folk rock. McCutcheon is a capable singer and an underrated guitarist (his fingerstyle work is neat and masterful). But what sets him apart is a musical vision that remains humane, realistic, and unapologetically hopeful. --Roy Kasten

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There's nothing like seeing him live......
batgirl4181 | Ann Arbor, MI | 12/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Where to start, where to start.......I have listened to John play The Ark in downtown Ann Arbor my entire life and haven't been disappointed yet. His albums are wonderful and yet nothing compares to the experience of watching from a few feel away as he plays his hammered dulcimer and tells the stories that go with his songs. Storied Ground is one of my favorites - I especially like "Closing the Bookstore Down," which has even more meaning when you hear it played a few blocks from Borders' world headquarters, as they are just the sort of conglomerate he's talking about. If you ever have a chance, go see him, and bring your kids (and cd's for him to autograph - my siblings and I each have one that he signed for us.) I have almost all of his albums, - I buy them at his concerts, and they tide me over until next year, when John's in town again."
Great Stuff
Jerry Morrison, Jr. | Dublin, OH United States | 01/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great example of John's "adult" music. His subject matter is wide ranging and the performances are flawless. If you have children check out his Four Seasons albums, they are fantastic."
Buy this album if you appreciate good music!
wmark_watson | Little Haywood, England | 03/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One word sums up this album. EXCELLENT. I would recommend this album to anyone who likes listening to talented musicians and meaningful lyrics. It's a pity that the UK couldn't swap the Spice Girls for musical talent such as John McCutcheon!"