It’s another installment of the Sunday Street Concert Series with John Gorka, returning to the Carriage Museum’s Gillespie Room. Amilia K Spicer will open the show.
John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at Godfrey Daniels, a well-known coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. He soon travelled to New York City, becoming part of Jack Hardy’s legendary “Fast Folk” circle. An acclaimed performance at Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival, where he won the New Folk Award in 1984, followed and Gorka’s stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads. In 1987, Red House Records released his first album, “I Know,” which hailed the arrival of a major talent. Not long after, Rolling Stone magazine called him “the leading voice of the New-Folk Movement.”
Gorka’s career has continued to grow and expand since then with new songs and albums that have consistently received rave reviews. He’ll bring with him songs from a new album, True In Time, as well as other songs from his extensive catalogue. His live performances exhibit the hand of the master craftsman he has become, both moving and hilarious, with countless original songs; songs that have become standards in the folk cannon. The many well-known artists who have recorded and/or performed Gorka’s songs include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell.
With a sound that has traversed dynamic folk-pop, earthy rock, and atmospheric Americana, the music of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Amilia K Spicer evokes both a spirit of travel and a sense of place. A multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, piano and other instruments) Spicer’s third album, Wow & Flutter, has seen glowing critical reviews.
Advance sale tickets are $30 at www.sundaystreet.org through September 21st. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door for $35 (cash only). Please call the museum at (631) 751-0066 the day of the show to confirm ticket availability. Wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase before and during the concert.