Flying Cat Music Presents John Gorka in Concert on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenicia United Methodist Church,29 Church Street, Phoenicia.
Like serving a fine wine, Flying Cat Music uncorks the legendary musical talents of John Gorka, an irrepressible folk icon who only gets better with age. John will be performing at the Phoenicia United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 10. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. with music at 7:30. Proof of Covid vaccination and mask required.
For more than 40 years, John has been enthralling audiences around the globe with his distinctive brand of folk music, penning lyrics that range from dry humor: “I’m from New Jersey. I don’t expect too much. If the world ended, I would adjust,” to simple, but incisive, truths: “What matters the most is what you do for free.” His way with words led the Boston Globe to observe, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and the provocative originality of his songs.”
Rolling Stone calls Gorka, “the preeminent singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.” As such, over the years, he’s collaborated with many of the leading icons of modern folk, including Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucy Kaplansky, and Ani DiFranco among others.
The New York Times writes: “Listening to John Gorka, one can get goosebumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunningly emotional baritone, and his twisted humor.”
John’s unique talent for creating and performing songs that seem at once supremely simple and yet layered with emotional depth and sensitivity, has shined on one critically acclaimed album after another. The intimate setting at the century-old Phoenicia United Methodist Church provides the perfect place to savor a rare sampling of vintage Gorka.
Advance tickets for $23 are available until 5 PM the day of show at: https://flyingcatmusic.org/next-show; or pay $25 (cash only) at the door.
For more info on the 2022 Flying Cat Music season, check out: https://flyingcatmusic.org/all-shows.
Learn more about John Gorka at: https://www.johngorka.com.