Date(s) - Saturday, May 20, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Gorka is an honored icon of folk tradition. Energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life, is his trademark. John’s rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave a magical spell that can only be described as ‘Gorka.’ “He weaves wry, slice of life observations…” ~ Associated Press. “The preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.” ~ Rolling Stone. “Rare artist…strong poetry, complex melodies, clever wit.” ~ SingOut! www.johngorka.com
It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic. www.cherylwheeler.com
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