Lansdowne Folk Club 2019 Winter/Spring Concert Schedule
Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening with singer-songwriter John Gorka on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $30 at the door, without an advance reservation.
Rising from a milieu of lovelorn singer-songwriters, John Gorka illuminates instead with his trademark wordplay, twisting, turning and tying words and phrases in the way a balloon artist creates complex creatures from simple balloons. Few contemporary songwriters coax language as deftly as Gorka. For over two decades, Gorka’s keen ear has picked up the stories of those along his path, folding them into poetry and song. His keen perceptiveness inspires people from all over the world to share their stories. By involving those tales in his music, he escapes the trap of introspection that hobbles less gifted singer-songwriters.
John Gorka flies below the pop culture radar with an almost cult-like following that never fails to fill concerts. Speak with any of his fans and one instantly feels their enthusiasm and genuine affection. His shy, almost self-effacing presence rightfully focuses attention on the songs. His versatility on guitar and piano keeps his sets musically interesting, while his rich baritone effortlessly executes his bidding. And he’s never short of the sly comment or clever joke that invariably ignites his audience. With uncanny ability to work every nuance of language, capturing a wide array of topics and experiences woven into memorable melodies, John Gorka’s career to prosper and to garner ever-increasing attention. Learn more about him at http://johngorka.com.
Other upcoming 2019 concerts include Michael Braunfeld and Kirsten Maxwell on February 28, Harmonious Wail on March 28, James Gordon on April 25, Spook Handy Remembering Pete Seeger on May 9 and Gathering Sparks on June 6.
Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away. Handicap parking* is behind the building. For reservations, advance ticket sales and more information visit website www.folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213. Cash only accepted at the door.
Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music.