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John Gorka

John Gorka

The Lansdowne Folk Club proudly presents an Evening with John Gorka on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Held at theTwentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $23 at the door. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Cash only accepted at the door and at the Bistro.

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. Find out more about him at http://johngorka.com.

Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away. For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit website www.folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.  Season passes are also available for purchase.

Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.

Other 2016 upcoming concerts include The Kennedys on March 31, No Good Sister on April 28, Vance Gilbert on May 19, and Jay Unger & Molly Mason on June 2.  Click here for buying advance tickets or a Season Series.