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November 17, 2005

Walnut Valley Favorite and internationally known singer-songwriter John McCutcheon


John McCutcheon, will return to Cowley College to perform with the Winfield Regional Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, in the Robert Brown Theatre.

It will be the sixth performance with the Symphony, the first being in 1994. The combination worked so well that concerts of children's music, Christmas music, and two performances at the Walnut Valley Festival followed, all with great success. McCutcheon, along with Tom Chapin recorded their album "Doing Our Job" in the Robert Brown Theatre in 1997.

"We go way back," said Gary Gackstatter, conductor of the symphony who also scores all of John's music for symphonic performance. "His music lends itself to symphonic arrangement, and combining his songs with a full symphony just makes them more powerful. Plus, he's just great to perform with. John is the consummate performer for all ages and interests. A very, very powerful man."

The concert will feature McCutcheon favorites like "Christmas in the Trenches" and "Great Storm is Over" in addition to many new tunes that have not yet been released on any recording. McCutcheon is one of the best hammer dulcimer players performing today, but will also perform on guitar, banjo, piano and fiddle.

"The range of music is incredible", said Gackstatter. "It will be a great concert."

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. For reservations, call (620) 441-5277.