How Can I Keep from Singing?

John McCutcheon

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Release date: January 1, 1975


A Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, John McCutcheon has produced 40 albums since the 1970s. McCutcheon is a master hammered dulcimer player as well as a player of the banjo, autoharp, fiddle, and jawharp, which he learned at the feet of Appalachian greats like I.D. Stamper and Si Kahn, who have also released work on Appalshop’s record label. “How Can I Keep From Singing?” is vintage McCutcheon at his best.


His voice, his hands on the instruments, his heart on his sleeve. What started as a hymn ends up being a hymn to us. McCutcheon’s up there with the best. Dean Quarrell