Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet




You know you've been at it a long time when your own website is -- yes, that's the web home of John McCutcheon, folk troubadour since the early '70s and the country's master of the hammered dulcimer. He sings and constructs songs as Woody and Pete and Bob did back in the day, heavy on the storyline and light on the frills. This is his 34th recording and it could have been put together in the '70s, except that he's very much on top of today's headlines. "One More Day" is about the tragic Massey coal mine disaster in West Virgina in April, 2010 and "End of the World" is a touching tale of a Vietnamese shrimper battling the oil spills off the Louisiana coast. The novelty number is the spoken-word "Ode to a Kripsy Kreme," read by a true doughnut addict. There's a fine cast of musicians here, including Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan and Suzy Boggus. 1/11 MJVD F-Traditional

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Folk

  • reviewed 04/2007

    Rachel Harrington
    The Bootleggers Daughter

  • reviewed 05/2009

    Bob Dylan
    Together Through Life

  • reviewed 04/2004

    Darden Smith

  • reviewed 05/2008

    Allison Downey
    Across The Sea

  • reviewed 07/2016

    Eyes Unclouded
    Eyes Unclouded

  • reviewed 03/2017

    Lawrence Morrill Glass

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.