This is a co-sponsored concert, in co-operation with the new Mandolin concert platform, whom we are partnering with for the first time.
John McCutcheon describes who he is and what he plans to do:
Thursday, February 4th 2021 at 7:30pm ET
"I came South in 1972 to find old time banjo players. And I met loads of 'em: Roscoe Holcomb, Lee Boy Sexton, Obray Ramsey, Ola Belle Reed, Will Keys, Scott Boatright, ID Stamper, and plenty more. Through them I met fiddlers, singers, storytellers, writers, and a host of characters that lived through amazing times and events. All that together informed how I think about music and its relation to community life. It not only taught me a truckload of instruments and songs, it taught me how to tell a story, how to write a song, how to make music mean something.
In this concert, I'll do a blend of traditional songs and my own, especially those I've written in recognizable traditional forms. I'll give a shoutout to those groups who continue to celebrate, teach, and honor traditional music and those that are shepherding it into our own lives and times. (Happy 50th Birthday, Golden Link!) We'll have a bit of a campfire Q&A after the music, just like we do in person. And, who knows?, maybe we might even have a special guest or two!"
Click on this link to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $20.00.
Once you get this ticket, you will need to go back into the Mandolin website to create a Mandolin account. This is simple, and just involves putting in your name and email address. You can also choose whether you want to receive marketing emails from Mandolin – and that’s as simple as either checking the opt-in box or not. Having that Mandolin account allows you to log in before the show, and your show will be available – all you’ll have to do at that point is click on the show and it will start at the appointed time. A help site for Mandolin is available at: https://mandolin.drift.help/category/getting-started/.
Since this is a co-sponsored event, it means that FSGW's program chair will be of limited help in working out problems, and you should first contact Mandolin directly.
Also, because this is a co-sponsored event on a non-FSGW platform, there won't be the usual chance to socialize before or afterwards as we do at our Zoom events, but there will be a chat function, and as soon as you purchase your ticket, Mandolin says you should be able to use the chat for comments to John McCutcheon, even in advance of the concert.
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