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January 15, 2013 > McCutcheon sings at St. James

McCutcheon sings at St. James

Submitted By Mark Noonan

Folksinger/songwriter John McCutcheon's tenth concert at St. James' Episcopal Church in Fremont marks a milestone for the church, also known for that one night of the year as "The Club Saint J." Saint James' started as a substitute venue and has since become an annual home for McCutcheon in Fremont.

This tour marks the beginning of McCutcheon's 40th anniversary in the music business, a career producing 30 albums, the most recent being "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America" on Appalsongs Records. Released 100 years after Guthrie's birth, "This Land" brings to together some old favorites and lesser-known gems with McCutcheon's remarkable array of instruments and arrangements, plus celebrated musical guests like Willie Nelson, Tim O'Brien, Kathy Mattea, and Tommy Emmanuel. McCutcheon is a seven-time Grammy nominee noted for his amazing live performances.

Always held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Saint James' concert is one of McCutcheon's most intimate. With a seating capacity of just over 250, no one sits more than 40 feet from McCutcheon, most within 25 feet. McCutcheon finds small venues desirable because he and his audience connect easily. Enjoy the songs and stories of this remarkable musician, self-accompanied on several instruments, including both six and 12-string guitar, fiddle, banjo, autoharp, piano, and hammer dulcimer. The audience is even invited to sing along.

McCutcheon will be signing concertgoers' CDs and sharing more stories with folks after the performance. He is also donating one dollar from the sale of each CD, DVD, or book to Friends of the Library.

Suggested donation is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Children under five are admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Abode Homewarming to end homelessness in our community. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact St. James' Episcopal Church at (510) 797-1492, ext. 4 or

Evening with John McCutcheon
Monday, Jan 21
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
St. James' Episcopal Church
37051 Cabrillo Terrace, Fremont
(510) 797-1492 ext. 4

Suggested donation: $25 adults, $15 children

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