A Day with the Guitar ManSpring 2003 Music
There's William Parry's funny, military-inspired "Kindergarten Cadence," as well as Bob King's "Sandwiches" and Tom Paxton's "The Marvelous Toy," two perennial favorites. Other album highlights include Sarah Weeks' spirit-nourishing "Let It Spin" and McCutcheon's own pieces, from "The Guitar Man Song" that gets listeners involved from the start and his deft "Wakin' Up" morning song, to his ode to practicing, "Scales, Scales and More Scales." The latter is filled with such contagious enthusiasm that young musicians may well be inspired to follow his lead.
Throughout McCutcheon's lively, assured vocals and conversational comments reach out with expressive warmth, humor and ease of delivery, making him sound as if he's a very talented friend who's come over for a visit-with his entire "guitar zoo."