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XPoNential Music Festival 2009 Artist

John Gorka

John GorkaWhile he was studying history and philosophy at Moravian College, music pulled John Gorka into a more exciting world. Before long, he was networking with Canadian troubadours Eric Andersen and Claudia Schmidt (among others) and involved in the New York City folk scene. With motivation from Nanci Griffith, the New Jersey native won the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition in 1984 and followed that with his debut release three years later. Today, artists he once looked up to, such as Maura O'Connell and Mary Chapin Carpenter, perform and record his songs while his co-touring resume consists of musical greats like Carpenter and Griffith. His 2006 album, Writing in the Margins, was followed by a DVD, The Gypsy Life, in 2007.

listen I'm From New Jersey
Marina Stage,

5:50 pm

For a complete review of the show and to discuss the experience, go to the blog.

Set List

Like My Watch
I'm From New Jersey
When You Sing
I Saw A Stranger With Your Hair
Ignorance & Privilege
Branching Out


John Gorka, born and raised in Edison, New Jersey, had the grace to introduce himself - and his native Garden State philosophy...




Current CD:

Writing in the Margins


Red House


Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota

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