My featured guest for 26th episode of Spirit and Roots was the legendary John McCutcheon, American folk music’s renaissance man and 6-time Grammy Award nominee.

We talked about his new quarantine-inspired album; the influence of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie; and what it means to him to be an artist and make music.

You can listen to the entire show and interview here:

Episode 26 Playlist

1/ RHIANNON GIDDENS – At The Purchaser’s Option – Freedom Highway

2/ ANNA & ELIZABETH – Jeano – The Invisible Comes to Us

3/ STEVE EARLE – It’s About Blood – Ghosts of West Virginia

4/ MON LIKE THEE – Oldham Tinkers – A Fine Old English Gentleman

5/ ROBBIE FULKS – Baby Rocked Her Dolly – Upland Stories

6/ OLLABELLE – Riverside – Riverside Battle Stories

7/ SAM COOKE – Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen – Night Beat

8/ STICK IN THE WHEEL – White Copper Alley – Follow Them True

9/ DARRELL SCOTT – Men With Broken Hearts – Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams

10/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – The Night John Prine Died – Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine

11/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – The Front Line – Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine

12/ SI KAHN – Gone, Gonna Rise Again – Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions

13/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – Sheltered In Place – Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine

14/ WOODY GUTHRIE – 1913 Massacre – Struggle

15/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – Christmas In The Trenches – Winter Solstice

16/ MARTIN CARTHY – Stitch In Time – Carthy Chronicles

17/ PETE SEEGER – We Shall Overcome – We Shall Overcome

18/ PETER CASE – Water From A Stone – HWY 62

19/ DAVID EASTERLING – My Soul To Keep – My Soul To Keep

20/ JIMMY LAFAVE – My Back Pages – Peace Town

All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.