This week, we had a very special guest at AFC: folksinger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon. John brought us a masterful performance of traditional music, much of it gleaned from fieldwork he donated years ago to the AFC archive. He also graciously sat for an oral history interview. Both were recorded and will become webcasts, and when they do we’ll write a blog post embedding the interview and the concert in one post, so you’ll get to watch them soon!
But until then, I thought I’d whet your appetites with some “pics of the week.” John is an incredibly versatile performer, who plays a vast range of instruments, and he played 10 of them at the concert on Wednesday night (if you include body percussion). This was a challenge for me as a photographer! I’ve selected what I think is my best shot of each instrument, plus a few extras, for this post.
We’ll wrap up with two shots by my colleague Shawn Miller, of the Library’s Office of Communications, showing John with AFC staff members:
I hope you enjoyed this selection of photos of John McCutcheon. As I said, soon we’ll post the oral history and the concert here so can enjoy those even more. Stay tuned!