John Gorka, who the Boston Globe called “sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality,” will play The Ark at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5.
Tickets are $20.
The modern renaissance of folk music began when John Gorka won the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk award in 1984, and it grew to maturity when he released his debut album, “I Know,” three years later. Here was a singer-songwriter with a striking baritone voice that made you feel like you’d been hearing it all your life, with the songwriting chops to take on and see into nearly every type of song from personal pieces about love and sadness, to bemused observations about daily life, political thinking-aloud, and sheer unmitigated whimsy.
Almost three decades later, John still calls himself an aspiring folksinger, and his music has just kept getting deeper and better over his 11 critically acclaimed albums.
John isn’t on the road as much as he used to be, so don’t miss this chance to catch a folk classic.