John McCutcheon has been a fixture in the folk music world for over thirty years. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, he honed his chops at the knees of the great legends of Appalachian music starting in the early 1970's. Besides becoming a master of the guitar, fiddle, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer, piano and hambone, he is widely recognized as one of the most influencial and gifted hammer dulcimer players in the world. Johnny Cash called him, "the most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard!"
His twenty six albums have garnered almost every imaginable award, including an unprecedented five consecutive Grammy nominations.
His writing has been hailed "as much a template to political songwriters of his generation as the songs of Woody Guthrie or Phil Ochs were to theirs." His classic ballad, "Christmas in the Trenches" has repeatedly been called, "the most powerful anti-war song ever written."