GOSHEN — A legend in the world of folk music will take the stage this weekend in Goshen.
Singer John McCutcheon, who has more than 30 albums and six Grammy nominations under his belt, will play at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Bethany Christian Schools, 2904 S. Main St.
An eclectic musician, McCutcheon plays everything from love ballads to songs for children using a wide array of instruments including the banjo, hammered dulcimer, guitar and fiddle. His song “Christmas in the Trenches” landed among the top 100 Essential Folk Songs according to Folk Alley, a 24-hour online stream of WKSU at Kent State University.
This weekend’s concert is not McCutcheon’s first appearance at the school. He visited the Maple City six years ago for a concert at Goshen College for its Performing Arts Series. That same weekend, he met Talashia Keim Yoder, head of Bethany’s theater program. Keim Yoder invited McCutcheon to meet students who were working on a production of “Dead Man Walking.” He spoke to the students about creating music and using it as a tool for social change. The singer reconnected with the school two years later for a fundraiser for its theater program.
“Every time he has come here, he has been such an affirming and encouraging presence,” Keim Yoder said.
Tickets for McCutcheon’s concert are $20 at bethanycs.net.
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