Project Description


Mightier Than the Sword

by John McCutcheon

This unique recording pairs one of America’s most prominent folksingers with some of today’s most celebrated authors.

An acclaimed folksinger joins forces with his literary friends in this innovative collaboration of words and music. Containing 14 songs, this album features John McCutcheon and:

Barbara Kingsolver—Our Flag Was Still There
Rita Dove—Claudette Colvin Goes to Work
Lee Smith—Single Girl
Carmen Agra Deedy—La Mujer de Don Miguel
Wendell Berry—Jaber Crow’s Silly Song About Jesus

Also included are two previously unpublished songs by Woody Guthrie, completed and arranged by John McCutcheon, and songs inspired by the poetry of Pablo Neruda and José Martí.

This collection of music is sure to draw listeners into the world of literature and ideas, and awaken in them a desire to read more from these talented authors.

Audio CD: $16.98
ISBN: 19480
Size: 9 3/8 x 10 3/4
Language: English

Meet the Author

John McCutcheon is an accomplished instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He has received multiple Grammy nominations and numerous other awards, and regularly appears on National Public Radio. He lives in Georgia. You can visit his website here.