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  1. Soundbyte focus on Lucy KaplanskyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Sonoma Index Tribune

    Hailing from Chicago, Lucy Kaplansky was singing in bars before she was even of legal age, which led to performing country songs in Norway when she was just out of high school. Kaplansky ended up back in New York City, just in time for the renaissance of the Greenwich Village folk scene, which helped bring to fame the likes of Suzanne Vega, the Roches, Steve Forbert and John Gorka as well as her frequent duo partner Shawn Colvin.


  2. The Eighth Step Announces Winter/Spring Concert ScheduleRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2016 | Nippertown!

    ... brings her country-folk sound to town, with multi-talented Local 518 favorite John Kirk opening the show. JOHN GORKA & CHERYL WHEELER Friday, May 13, 7:30pm Proctors' GE Theatre , Schenectady $28 at the door; $35 Gold Circle Widely recognized as two ...


  3. Popular acoustic concert series heads westRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Times Beacon Record

    ... band, The Paul McKenna Band in March, Ian Matthews and Plainsong in a tribute to Richard Farina in April and John Gorka, also in April. For details and tickets for the 2016 performances go to or The museum, which ...


  4. Thursday's music picks: John Gorka, Pokey LaFargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Austin American Statesman

    John Gorka at Cactus Cafe. In the early 1990s, Gorka helped new age label Windham Hill push into singer-songwriter territory with its High Street imprint.


  5. A leader in the 90s New Folk MovementRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Fairfax Times

    With 11 critically acclaimed albums under his belt, John Gorka has lived up to Rolling Stone's proclamation in 1991 calling him the "preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement."


  6. After 30 years, Richard Shindell is in a good placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 |

    ... time ago. After his debut album in 1992, he took his place on a burgeoning new-folk scene, when artists including John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Dar Williams, Christine Lavin, and Lucy Kaplansky were garnering attention with their own efforts and also ...


  7. Folk music and dance returns to C-URead the original story

    Nov 4, 2015 | The Daily Illini

    ... Winters is excited about all of the performers, he said he is especially looking forward to the performance by John Gorka, a singer and songwriter from Minnesota. "He's one of the big names in the singer/songwriter world since the early 1990s," ...


  8. John Jennings, guitarist and producer, dies at 61Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | The Washington Post

    ... solo albums, left his most enduring mark as a producer. He worked on albums for singer-songwriters including John Gorka, Iris Dement, Janis Ian and the Indigo Girls. For Carpenter, he produced and performed on at least eight albums and 11 top-10 ...


  9. Lucy KaplanskyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2015 |

    ... Fast Folk) and was featured on nine of the group's "musical magazines," along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, Richard Shindell, and others. By 1983, however, Kaplansky had enrolled in New York University with the aim of becoming a ...


  10. John Gorka, a me and thee favorite, in Marblehead on October 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2015 |

    On Friday, October 2, John Gorka brings his nice-guy baritone and wry, slice-of-life observations to the me & thee stage. If there was a Mount Rushmore of folk, then Gorka's gentle, smiling face would certainly be one of the faces up there.


  11. A Little Rain Makes Folk Fest No Frills, All SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2015 | New Haven Independent

    ... are the only people in the room, and this dialogue is the most important one you will have for a very long time. John Gorka cooled the room down a little with his witty, tenderly self-conscious set. Which set the stage for Della Mae to roll in like ...


  12. CT Folk Festival Comes To Edgerton ParkRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2015 | New Haven Independent

    ... to the question of what exactly folk music is. The lineup of the festival this year features Della Mae and John Gorka, and includes local banjo legend Roger Sprung as well as numerous regional acts, such as Hayley Reardon, Piedmont Blues, and Echo ...


  13. Fall 2015 me and thee season announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 |

    ... out the craziness of the world around us as well as its beauty. Our October 2 show features the one and only John Gorka . John's music and wry humor make him one of the most acclaimed folk musicians on the circuit. Rolling Stone has lauded him as ...


  14. A Most Merry 2015 Video Birthday to the Amazing John GorkaRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | Aquarius Papers

    As I've written in past birthday tributes, this man could do voiceovers for the Angels, as his pipes resonate on some pretty amazing frequencies! The first time I heard John Gorka was on a Windham Hill Christmas CD about 20 years ago, and his voice immediately got my attention. His music is haunting, beautiful, humorous, poignant, rowdy, and definitely genuine.


  15. Kerrville Folk Music Foundation Presents the Kerrville Fall Music FestivalRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | PRWeb

    Kerrville Fall Music Festival, Labor Day weekend, announces their partial lineup. Included are many favorite songwriters like John Gorka, Peter Case, Eric Taylor, Dana Cooper, Chuck Pyle, Gretchen Peters, and Shake Russell.


  16. Letter: Special treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | Deseret News

    ... pers shouldn't have access to the land where the prison is now. It is already in a great location. As folk singer John Gorka once said, "They built the prison by the freeway, just to rub it in. It's a gentle reminder of the wages of sin."