Peterborough Folk Music presents John Gorka

Published: 05-15-2023 3:45 PM

Peterborough Folk Music will present a performance from John Gorka Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at Bass Hall in The Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St. in Peterborough.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door (cash or checks only).

From New Jersey, Gorka is a singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. In addition to his 11 albums, he released a collector’s edition box featuring a DVD and companion CD called “The Gypsy Life.” Windham Hill also released a collection of Gorka’s greatest hits from the label called “Pure John Gorka.” In 2010, he released an album with his friends and Red House label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse that landed on the Billboard Folk Charts.

Artists who have performed or recorded Gorka’s songs include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. He has performed on “Austin City Limits” and has appeared on CNN. His new song, “Where No Monuments Stand,” is featured in the upcoming documentary “Every War Has Two Losers,” about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.

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