John Gorka videosession 2016

On February 8, 2016 John Gorka recorded his 5th videosession for this website.

Click here for all the videos of the Tour in the Netherlands (Feb 4 - 8, 2016)

Click here for the special evening for Willem ( The whole concert)

John Gorka about Prince
I never heard John Gorka talking about Prince in interviews but just a week before Prince died John talked about the recording of his 1996 CD "Between 5 and 7" in
Out of the woods. The recording was done at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota. Paisley Park is southwest of Minneapolis and was the studio owned by Prince.

John played "When Doves Cry" April 22, 2016 in The Alberta Rose, Portland


.... News about the New CD "Before Beginning"
Last update: John Gorka will release a new CD with a 1985 version of "I Know" on Red House Records.
Before Beginning-The Unreleased I Know, Nashville 1985 features never-before-heard arrangements of 9 of the 12 songs on I Know including "I Saw a Stranger with Your Hair," "Love is Our Cross to Bear" and "Geza's Wailing Ways," a track released in 1983 on a Fast Folk compilation. You can listen to previews of the songs. The CD will be available on July 22nd 2016.

You can stream the "New" version of "I Know" HERE.



The new CD (2014)
bright side of down
Information about the songs, the front & back cover art, the recording process, reviews, etc. etc.


With a lot of information about the 13 CD's and ofcourse the DVD.


.... 544 John Gorka videoclips
Last update:POSITIVELY BOB DYLAN: 75TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE (the finale song) // Six old videos from 1989: John Gorka live 'Under the Stars', Upper Merion Community Center, Pennsylvania (July 9, 1989) // John Gorka live (radio and clips) at "Out of the Woods Radio" with 'new' cover 500 miles April 15, 2016 // John Gorka live in Leiden, the Hague, Lage Vuursche, Amsterdam and Amen (20 songs) February 4-8, 2016 // John Gorka live at Old Sloop Coffeehouse,Rockport, Massachusetts Jan. 8, 2016 (8 videos) // Cliff Eberhardt & John Gorka live on the Stay Tuned show (4 songs july, 6 2014) // John Gorka live at Ashland Coffee & Tea Nov. 13, 2015, Ashland //

... 86 radio programs with John Gorka
Last update: John Gorka stopped by the Folk Show to play a few tunes. Tune in and hear about his New Hampshire connection and a project he'll be finishing up in the fall. (April 17, 2016 44’28”) // John Gorka phone interview March 31, 2016 on Jefferson Public Radio, Ashland (Oregon) //John Gorka - Studio Z - 2016-01-07 // John Gorka returned to Hunter At Sunrise (WHRO) Sunday Dec 6, 2015 for his third visit // John Gorka live on The Scenic Route WTIP's Studio (Oct 11, 2015) // Live from Studio A: John Gorka (KUMD 103.3 FM, August 28, 2015, 29 minutes)

  New DVD: John Gorka live at Tales from the Tavern


This is a live concert along with an interview – from John’s 2013 performance at Tales from the Tavern.

Click here for more information and three video clips.


John Gorka's Top 16 of 2012

John made a new "Top Ten" in December 2012 and the John Gorka videowebsite made the multi media lay-out of it...


.... 138 articles about John Gorka
Last update:
“Don’t Let the Light Go Out” Folk legends Peter Yarrow & John Gorka LIVE! New Jersey Stage, February 26, 2016 // John Gorka was hier, NRC, February 10, 2016 // John Gorka talks about return to Gardiner, l, April 30, 2015 // Folk musician John Gorka to play Caffe Lena, The Record, March 13,2015

. A lot of John Gorka friends passed away....
Pages about John Jennings, Willem Leeuwenhoek, Pete Seeger, Ann Marsden, Bill Morrissey, Jack Hardy and Bob Feldman...

....John Gorka the Harmony Singer (37 tracks)
Last update:
CD: Honor Finnegan (with"Song of Bernadette") live at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY, September 11, 2015. With special guest John Gorka. John Gorka is also singing this Lenard Cohen song "Song of Bernadette" on Honor Finnegan newest CD "ROSES AND VICTORY" on Frock Records (release date Feb 5, 2016) //John Gorka did harmony vocals on "Mexico" and 'Anna" in Daytrotter session April 2014

... The John Gorka tour in the Netherlands 2013
The John Gorka tour in the Netherlands took place from December 12 til December 16. You can find 22 videos and photos from the tour and a brand new videosession!!


Eliza Gilkyson interview

An interview about John Gorka and a live version of 'Where No Monument Stands'. Recorded in the Hague, the Netherlands, April 25, 2012.

.... John Gorka video Interview
Last update: For the videosite I did an interview with John Gorka on may 31, 2009. We talked about his new CD "So dark you see", his musical taste, family life etc. You can also listen to music John played with Ricky Koole (and Berber Heerema) at the private party of Willem Leeuwenhoek en Peter ter Horst in the Hague.

John Gorka videosite session with Meg Hutchinson and Antje Duvekot

Sept 2013 update:
"Gypsy life" by Antje and Meg!!

.... Other John Gorka stuff
John Gorka Tourdates and several links.

.... The John Gorka video site session 2010
Last update: I am proud to present the second John Gorka video session. I had the chance to record three songs on September 6, 2010. I am very glad with the results. I hope you like it too! Click here if you want to see the first session (Oct 25, 2008).


The John Gorka tour in the Netherlands 2012

In February 17-21, 2012 John Gorka did five great shows in the Netherlands and he made a brand new videosession. Click on the link for 21 vidoclips and a lot of photos

  .... Biography
From the early Godfrey Daniels years til now...

.... 32 rare tracks on records and radio
Last update: 500 miles (Hady West song) live on "Out of the Woods Radio (April 15, 2016) // "Get Together" (Youngbloods cover played live at WDIY 88.1 (August 2, 2013) in "John Gorka on the Blend" // John Gorka and Janis Ian with "In My Life" (The Beatles cover) Live at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival (1997). // "A Tribute To Jack Hardy" John Gorka his studio version of the song "Down Where the Rabbits Run". The double CD "A Tribute To Jack Hardy" with Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell etc will be available later this year on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

.... 41 songs sung by other artists
Last update: John Wynn: If I Could Forget To Breathe & John Wynn If I Could Forget To Breathe . //John Wynn Love Is Our Cross To Bear // Joe Crookston with Morningside live in Texas at The Kessler Theater // Antje Duvekot with "Gypsy Life" live in Amsterdam (Paradiso May 16, 2013) // Other Roads "Good Noise" (Tilburg, Nov 22, 2012) // Eliza Gilkyson (& Jens Lysdal) with "Where No Monument Stands"

The Gypsy Life Fansite

This is a link to the first John Gorka fansite made by Cynthia Susan Finn and Paula Bryn Benson (1999-2006)

.... 25 fans with JG covers on YOUTUBE
Last update:
Wamaser You'r on Your Way // Bill Griese - Houses in the Fields

... The Red Horse Website
11 CD reviews, live broadcasting, videos, interviews, etc.

.... Photos
Last update: 48 great Red Horse photos live at TCAN Centre for Arts in Natick, MA. (January 6, 2012)
// A more than great photo serie (56 photos) made by Joe del Tufo: John Gorka live at Arden Gild Hall March 11, 2011

John Gorka videosession 2013

On December 16, 2013 John Gorka recorded a videosession for this website.

.John Gorka in Lithuania

A lot of information about John Gorka his second tour in Eastern Europe (October 2012)





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