Heralded as “the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement” by Rolling Stone, John Gorka’s rich multi-faceted songs, full of depth, beauty, and emotion, have gained him increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country and Europe.
Now with his 11th studio album, John returns to his roots with So Dark You See, his most compelling and traditional album to date. It has been widely praised as some of John’s finest work. In addition to his 11 critically acclaimed albums, John released a collector’s edition box featuring a hi-definition DVD and companion CD called The Gypsy Life. Ani DiFranco, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucy Kaplansky, and Patty Larkin have contributed stellar guitar work and vocals to his albums. Windham Hill has also recently released a collection of John’s greatest hits called Pure John Gorka. Many well-known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, and Maura O’Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monument Stands” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).