|Apr 23, 2016 (Sat) / 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm |
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|Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle|
|Added: Up and comer St. Louis-based singer/songwriter Lizzie Weber will open for John. She plays guitar and piano, complementing her stellar voice. Visit her website to find out more about her, including music videos: lizzieweber.com|
THIS SHOW HAS SOLD OUT IN ADVANCE
Advance tickets for this show are $20 ($3 discount for members, students and seniors), $10 for youth. Day of show tickets at the door, if still available, will be $2 more. Tickets are available here: sfs-johngorka.bpt.me Doors open at 7:00 for the 7:30 show.
Originally from New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start in the late 1970s at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania while in college. The folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs – mostly as an opener for visiting acts. Soon he started traveling to New York City, a powerful source of education and encouragement. Folk meccas like Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads.
He released his first album in 1987, receiving popular and critical acclaim, followed quickly with five albums in seven years. His albums and his touring (over 150 nights a year at times) brought new accolades for his craft. His rich multifaceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe where his tours led him through Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. He also started sharing tours with many notable friends—Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them.