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John Gorka

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Tickets cost $22 and $27 (plus additional charges for on-line purchases). Tickets are available from the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone - (505) 724-4771).

A singer/songwriter famed for his stunningly soulful baritone, New Jersey native John Gorka [website | Amazon.com] is one of the leading lights of the new folk movement. Gorka began his career while attending college in Pennsylvania in the early '80s, appearing at open-mike nights at a local coffeehouse before eventually forming his own group. In 1987, Gorka cut his debut album, I Know, for the Red House label, winning acclaim for his songs' subtle wit and acute observations. In the 1990s, he released several albums on the Windham Hill label.

Since returning to Red House in 1998, Gorka has released several well-regarded albums, including The Company You Keep and So Dark You See, as well as Red Horse, a collaboration with his friends and Red House label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson. Many well-known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O'Connell.

"The leading singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement"
Rolling Stone

"Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs."
Boston Globe


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