[Cover photo credit to Michael G. Stewart]
John McCutcheon and Tom Paxton have been pals for decades, but it was COVID and Zoom that turned them into a songwriting team. Every Monday at 2PM they’d “tell jokes, reminisce about old friends, and, of course, talk lots of sports.”
Eventually one would say, “Well, guess we better write a song, huh?” Now, a hundred songs later, they’ve gathered fourteen for their first joint recording, the aptly titled Together, which arrives on October 13th, 2023. This is what happens when two of Folk music’s most prolific songwriters join forces, resulting in songs about “history, the news, baseball, cowboys, America, love, the remembered, the forgotten.”
John McCutcheon gathered his familiar crew of supporting musicians (fiddler Stuart Duncan, keyboardist Jon Carroll, bass player JT Brown, as well as special guest, Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy).
Grammy Lifetime Achievement honoree Tom Paxton has been a force in the Folk music world since the 1960’s, penning songs made famous by Peter, Paul, & Mary, The Kingston Trio, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, and more.
John McCutcheon is a part of the generation of folksingers that grew up singing Tom Paxton songs. His own impressive catalog of songs spans forty-four albums, six Grammy nominations, and numerous awards and accolades.
The duo will perform select concerts together and information on these as well as solo shows can be found on their websites:
10/26/23 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
10/27/23 – The 8th Step — Schenectady, NY
10/28/23 – Elkton Music Hall — Elkton, MD
10/29/23 – The Birchmere — Alexandria, VA