The Long Haul: How to Have a Long Career in Folk Music
It's an unlikely gig. You are working when everyone else is off. You're gone when your kids are home for the weekend. You have to plan your life six-to-twelve months out. How do you maintain the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual stamina to endure being a folk music road warrior? John McCutcheon has done this for nearly fifty years. "It's a constant balancing act," he claims, "and you're adjusting, readjusting, bringing all your creative powers to bear." Being resilient, flexible, disciplined, and creative...it's all a part of his formula for a long career in our community. Come to be informed, challenged, pissed off, inspired, and reconnected with the "why" as well as the "how" of this work and this life.