John McCutcheon in concert, June 14

Renowned folk singer John McCutcheon, master of a dozen different instruments, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14 in McCrary Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts on campus.

McCutcheon’s songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the world. He has recorded 27 CDs, won five consecutive Grammy nominations and produced more than 20 albums for other artists.

McCutcheon’s work is influenced by his time in the coal fields of eastern Kentucky, where he learned the local music in mine camps, union halls, country churches and square dance halls. Learning from some of the legendary figures in Appalachian music, McCutcheon’s songs have a storytelling style that has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor.

Tickets for the concert are on sale at the Center for the Arts box office, which is open from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Tickets are free for those with valid Elon University identification and $12 for all others. The box office can be reached by phone from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at 336.278.5610.