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On April 2, 2020 John wrote: I don't know when I'll be doing shows again. I'm hoping to put up some recordings from home in the coming days. I'm also checking on the possibility of livestreaming a show from time to time but we have slow wifi here and that may not be possible. We are all healthy at the moment and that is the main thing! Stay safe and healthy out there!

Since April 2020, John Gorka has recorded 61 one song concerts in his home studio.

2020 Click here for 39 songs

- Red River Valley (April 5, 2020)
- Better times Will Come
(April 12, 2020)
- Polly Wally
(April 19, 2020)
- Soap Opera
(April 26, 2020)
- Maya May I, (May 1, 2020)
- My Creole Belle (May 10, 2020)
- Careless Love (May 17, 2020)
- You Can Run (May 24, 2020)
- Muting the Sea (May 31,2020)
- Ignorance and Privilege (June 7, 2020)
- The Mercy of the Wheels. (June 14, 2020)
- If I Could Forget To Breathe (June 21, 2020)
- Let them in (June 28. 2020)
- Unblindfold The Referee (July 5, 2020)
- The Dutchman (July 12, 2020)
- Morningside (July 19, 2020)
- Cowboy Song (July 26, 2020)
- That's How Legends Are Made (August 2, 2020)
- If Not Now (August 9, 2020)
- Arroyo Seco (August 16, 2020)
- Shenandoah (August 23, 2020)
- Outside (August 30, 2020)
- Outnumbered (September 6, 2020)
- Brown shirts (September 13, 2020)
- Jack’s Crows (September 20, 2020)
- Where No Monument Stands (Sept 27, 2020)
- Blue Chalk (October 4, 2020)
- Zuly (October 11, 2020)
- The Sentinel (October 18, 2020)
- Where The Bottles Break (October 25 2020)
- If I Could (November 1, 2020)

- Particle & Wave (November 8, 2020)
- True in Time (November 15, 2020)
- Edgar The Party Man ( November 22, 2020)
- The Water is Wide (November 29, 2020)
- The Streets of Laredo (December 6, 2020)
- Spanish is the Loving Tongue (December 13, 2020)
- Christmas Bells (December 20, 2020)
- Riverside (December 27. 2020) Recorded earlier

2021 Click here for 17 songs

- Auld Lang Syne (January 3, 2021)
- Oh Abraham (January 10, 2021)
- I Know (January 17, 2021)
- Erie Canal (January 24, 2021)
- Branching Out (January31,2021)
- We Thank You For Your Service (feb 7, 2021)
- Like My Watch (February 14, 2021)
- Silence (February 21, 2021)
- I Think of You (February 28, 2021)
- Love’s Been Good To Me (March 7, 2021)
- Potter's Field (March 14, 2021)
- When the Ice Goes Out (March 21, 2021)
- Flying Red Horse (March 28, 2021)
- #53: Hold on (May 30, 2021)
- #54: Semper Fi (May 31, 2021)
- #55: Night into Day (August 15, 2021)
- #56: Sweet Love (Sept.19, 2021)

 

 





2022/2023 Scroll down for 6 songs

- #57: Girl From the North Country (April 10, 2022)
- #58: Alberta Let Your Hair Hang Low (May 1, 2022)
- #59: Working in Corners (with Antje Duvekot) (Aug. 13, 2022)
- #60: What a Wonderful World (Thanksgiving, Nov 24, 2022)

- #60B: Let Them In (for Ukraine) April 2, 2023
- #61:
July, You're A Woman (September 17 2023)

 

 

 


The "One song concerts" from 2022 & 2023:

 

 

..July, You're A Woman
One song Concert #61 July, You're A Woman (September 17, 2023)

"This is a song by John Stewart, first recorded in 1968 as a duet with Buffy Ford. The Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band performed the song in the 1970's and early 80's but never recorded it . We learned it from a record by the Red, White and Bluegrass Band, way back when. I love the song! It's been a while!

The Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band had a reunion last October and I sang this song there that night and ever since. I hope you like it!!

 

 

 

..Let Them In (for Ukraine)
One song Concert #60B Let them in - for Ukraine (April 2, 2023)

'Hello, This is a new version of Let Them In, made as part of a larger video project that aired a few weeks ago. Michel Hazanavicius is raising money to rebuild apartments in Ukraine so that people can return to their homes, damaged or destroyed in the war. I hope you like the video and if you would like to donate to this worthy cause, here is this link. Thank you! JG

 

 

 

.What a wonderful World

One song Concert #60 What a Wonderful World (November 24.2022)

There is a lot of terrible trouble in this world but there is also a lot of good. I am grateful for so much including my family and you all (Jos too). I wish every musician had a Godfrey Daniel's Coffeehouse. Special Thanks to Cindy Dinsmore for the beautiful guitar I am playing here. What a Wonderful World was written by George David Weiss & Bob Thiele and made famous by Mr. Louis Armstrong. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

..Working in Corners (with Antje Duvekot)

One song Concert #59 Working in Corners (August 13, 2022)

Antje suggested we do a video of Working in Corners by Nanci Griffith in March of 2021. It took a while but we finally got to it now. I did my part in Minnesota and Antje did her part in Massachusetts. We lost Nanci on this day in August of last year. That August was a month with a Blue Moon. We miss her. Love, JG and AD

click here for the original version by Nanci Griffith (1988)

 

 

 

 

..Alberta Let Your Hair Hang Low

One song Concert #58 Alberta Let Your Hair Hang Low (May 1, 2022)

Alberta is a traditional song I learned from the recordings of Doc Watson. According to Roger McGuinn the song was sung by stevedores working on the Ohio RIver in the early 1800s.

I hope you like it!

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.. Girl From the North Country

One Song Concert #57 Sweet Love (April 10, 2022)

Here is a new recording of Bob Dylan's Girl from the North Country. This version is closer to Bob's duet with Johnny Cash on Nashville Skyline than the original on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan record. The version I did on Nod to Bob on Redhouse Records in 2001, is closer to the original.

It's not all that timely but it's the song that was calling me.

I hope you like it!
JG

 

 

 

 

 



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