Singer-songwriter John McCutcheon’s career has spanned many years. His talent for storytelling, with his poignant lyrics, and heartfelt messages have won him fans world over.
His latest album “Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine” is no exception. The album contains 18 tracks, all written over a span of three weeks while McCutcheon was self-isolating in his remote cabin in North Georgia, following a tour in Australia.
The tracks on the album all come together to tell the stories of those who find themselves most deeply affected by the pandemic. “Front Line” is for the first responders, the retail workers, and others who have found themselves caught in the midst of the virus. “Sheltered in Place” is a different take on the phrase that we have all come to know over the last few months.
The tracks also deal with deeply personal matters to McCutcheon. “The Night John Prine Died” is a touching ode to McCutcheon’s close friend and fellow musician who passed away in April due to COVID-19.
McCutcheon spoke to “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about “Cabin Fever” and what it has been like for him as an artist during the pandemic.