Roger McGuinn still relishes bringing his unique sound around the world

People used to call him Jim McGuinn.

The musician making folk music at the time didn’t think his given name sounded quite special enough, so he changed it to Roger McGuinn.

Now that has a ring to it still, does it not?

Roger McGuinn performs in Central New York in 2012. (Photo by Tom Honan)

Roger McGuinn performs in Central New York in 2012. (Photo by Tom Honan)

The man who made “Eight Miles High” ring so true during his time with the Byrds in the 1960s still travels the world bringing his guitar and vocal beauty to interested listeners.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, McGuinn comes to the Catherine Cummings Theater in Cazenovia, N.Y.

Tom Honan, my friend and head of promoting company Live Space Entertainment, asked McGuinn a couple of questions on my behalf while talking with him on the phone this week preparing to put on the show.

Tom passed along his questions and McGuinn’s answers on so I could share them here.

With such a long and wide-ranging career, how do you choose which elements to include in your show?

I do a mixture of songs from the Byrds, my solo career and the FOLK DEN. The Folk Den is an online web site to preserve traditional music. I also enjoy telling the stories about the songs.

You seem to keep a very busy schedule. Are there places you especially like to play? Are there places you haven’t played yet and would like to visit?

I love playing theaters around the world. The restored ones are my favorites because I think about all the talent that has been on the stage from centuries past. My work takes me around the world. I’m too busy to think about places I haven’t played.

An Evening with Roger McGuinn

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Showtime: 8:00 PM Doors 7:00 PM.

Catherine Cummings Theater, 16 Lincklaen St, Cazenovia, NY 13035

Cash bar available.

Tickets: General admission $35.

Available: or 800-838-3006

Also available at Cazenovia Jewelry in Cazenovia and Sound Garden in Armory Square.


10 thoughts on “Roger McGuinn still relishes bringing his unique sound around the world

  1. Terp check out You-Tube -Bob Dylan’s anniversary at Madison Square Garden, circa 95-96, Roger was there live on stage with Neil young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Dylan, and a host of others-see it (recorded) live truly an Oldies lover dream! The Gatorette!


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