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John Gorka




Legendary John Gorka Hits Stage in Flemington (January 11,2020)
Interview: article and Podcast (with- a longer- 20 minutes interview! )

Lucky Clark On Music: John Gorka.
Interview by Luck Clark on

Soap Opera, John Gorka
A comprehensive interview John made during the Covid-9 pandemic with NJarts.net (June 6,2020)


Folk titan John Gorka coming to Needham
Interview with Pam Steinfeld made by Hometown Weekly Correspondent, February 6. 2019

Tourtip: John Gorka
Tour preview in a Dutch Music magazine ("Heaven" - March 2019)

John Gorka @ Bi Urban Dublin - April 16th 2019.
Concert review by Paul McGee for LonesomeHighway.com
(also about John's son Joe who did 2 songs)

John Gorka - True in Time
Review by Lee Zimmerman in No Depression 12/2017

John Gorka - True in Time
by Jeff Burger on website TMR

John Gorka - True in Time
Review by Cindy Howes for Folk Alley

John Gorka - True in Time
Song review by Kristopher Weiss for Sound Bytes

John Gorka - True in Time
Review by Steven Wine in the Washington Post

John Gorka captures a little magic recording his new album live in the studio
Interview by Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press TwinCities.com

John Gorka - True in Time
Review by Jim Hynes for Glyde Magazine

I'm From New Jersey (John Gorka live with Lizanne Knott The Sellersville Theater Sellersville, Pa
Live review (March 31, 2018) in No Depression by Mark J. Smith

Gorka bringing music and laughs to Eighth Step
Interview in The Daily Gazette, April 26, 2018

Sounds Around Town: John Gorka Returns To Club Passim With New Songs And Old Favorites.
By Ed Symkus, Correspondent, Winchester Star: Music (June 25, 2018)

John Gorka delivered 22 keepers in his show in Arlington, but these were our five favorites
Review Dallas Morning News, Oct. 14, 2018



John Gorka newsletters (period: 2014 - may 2017)
'e-mail newsletters' fom John Gorka

‘New Folk’ star John Gorka to bring singer-songwriter charm to slate of Michigan shows
"Local Spins" by John Sinkevics May 30, 2017

St. Paul Folk label Red House Records sold to a Nashville company
Serverals articles (Startribune.com, Billboard, Twincities.com) on November 7 2017

Interview: John Gorka returns to NJ for show at Outpost in the Burbs

NJArts.net byL Ed Silverman, November 29, 2017



John Gorka with Sarah Peacock at the Columbus Performing Arts Center Concert review on Sound Bites Blog by Kristopher Weiss Jan. 22, 2016

Gorka Was hier

Article in Dutch National Dutch quality Newspaper NRC by Frits Abrahams, February 10, 2016

“Don’t Let the Light Go Out” Folk legends Peter Yarrow & John Gorka LIVE!
New Jersey Stage, February 26, 2016

Hair dryers and five-letter words: John Gorka returns to Minstrel in Morris Township, July 22, 2016
MorristownGreen.com July 17, 2016

Article about the "Five Letter Word" Song
Made by the John Gorka videosite, August 2016

A Conversation with John Gorka
in the Huffington Post (Aug 5, 2016) about Before Beginning

Modern folk icon John Gorka takes the stage in Fort Collins
Rocky Mountain Collegian and Collegian.com (Colorado) October 24, 2016

MUSIC SCENE: John Gorka goes back to the beginning
The Patriot Ledger, Nov 4, 2016.

Folk Singer John Gorka’s Lost Tracks
Valley Advocate@Play, Nov 6, 2016 Written by Hunter Styles.


Singer-songwriter John Gorka returns to Michigan, stays inspired amid national folk music resurgence
Article in Local Spins by John Sinkevics February 3, 2015

Folk musician John Gorka to play Caffe Lena
The Record, March 12, 2015

John Gorka talks about return to Gardiner
Centralmaine.com Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinal, April 30, 2015

Music as Refuge: the Life of John Gorka
Interview by Brian D'Ambrosio in the Huffington Post, January 4, 2014

John Gorka to perform at Red Dragon Listening Room on Jan. 14,
Short article/interview by Chelsea Brasted in the Times Picayune (Greater New Orleans) Jan 2014

bright side of down review
Something Else! by Nick DeRiso (March 11, 2014)

bright side of down review
De krant van Midden Drenthe (March 11, 2014)

bright side of down review
Elmore by Gene Knapp (March 17, 2014)

bright side of down review
Rootstime BE (Belgium music magazine) March 2014

bright side of down review
WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio

John Gorka Looks on the Bright Side
CMT Edge, March 2014

"Life Journey: A Conversation with John Gorka"
The Huffington Post by Mike Ragogna (March 31, 2014)

Singer-songwriter to bring ‘Bright Side of Down’ to Ann Arbor
Written by Vicki L. Kroll, Toledo Freepress, April 17th, 2014

John Gorka with Antje Duvekot CSPS Cedar Rapids, IA

review on website "Live Gig Shots" April 25, 2014

John Gorka – SubCulture (New York, NY)
Concert review in ElmoreMagazine.com by Dennis McDonough, May 24, 2014

John Gorka interview
Written by Maurice Hope in Americana UK, May 25, 2014.


A Conversation with John Gorka
in the Huffington Post (Aug 5, 2016) about Before Beginning

John Gorka returns to Bethlehem on heels of new CD
By Dave Howell, Special to The Morning Call, June 6, 2014

John Gorka to play Morristown
Written by Bill Nutt , Daily Record, June 6, 2014

John Gorka at the Steel City Coffeehouse, Phoenixville, PA May 17, 2014
A very good interview made by David Kleiner for Minor7th.com

bright side of down review
Minor7th.com made by David Kleiner, June 2014

John Gorka launches Folk Night at the Registry
Interview in "The Record.com" (Waterloo Region Record, Canada) Sept 25, 2014

bright side of down review
New Folk Sounds (digital Dutch magazine, October 2014)


General Philosophy and 2012 Top Ten
homepage website
John Gorka, December 31, 2012

Durable folk singer John Gorka balances road and home life
Article Lancaster Online (January 18, 2013)

John Gorka and the Holiness of the Song
Interview in "No Depression" by Terry Roland (February 6, 2013)

Folk artist John Gorka will road test material at Kent Stage show
in The News-Herald in Northern Ohio

Gorka's need for expression lead him to folk music
Interview by Scott Iwasaki, The Park Record (May 14 2013)

Singer-songwriter John Gorka to play Bryn Mawr's Twilight Concert
Article/interview in Main Line Media News, June 21, 2013 )

An interview with John Gorka (by Sarah Hinawi)
The Purple Crayon Center website, June 21, 2013

John Gorka mines success with humor and heart
phillyburbs.com, June 28, 2013.

Interview with John Gorka:Tales from the Tavern: He Said She Said
made by
Ron Colone

Folk music: Whether you laugh or cry, John Gorka’s songs still resonate
Interview by Michael Granberry for Dallas Morning News, Dec 4, 2013

John Gorka live at "Meneer Frits", Eindhoven, Dec 16, 2013
Concert review in Belgium Magazine/website Rootstime.BE (Dec 2013)


John Gorka kiest voor het verfijnde
Preview/ article in PZC by Marius Roeting. This is a daily newspaper in Zeeland Feb 20, 2012

John Gorka in Het Witte Paard
A review of the show in 'Het Witte Paard' in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Feb 25, 2012

John Gorka happy to stay out of the mainstream
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review by Bob Karlovits, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Red Horse played Shea Center for Performing Arts (Wayne, NJ)
Review on PLANET CHOCKO ZINE, March 13, 2012

John Gorka interview
Morning Sentinel (in Maine) May 31, 2012

Art really matters
Moravian College Magazine (Spring 2012)

Welcome to folk singer John Gorka’s quirky world
Interview TucsonSentinel.com September 28, 2012


John Gorka plays the Vilar in Beaver Creek on Saturday
Interview in Vail Daily
... (January 6, 2011)

Playing Marine on St. Croix 'will be scary fun'
Interview in St Croix Valley Press.com (January 15, 2011)

"Dark" horse
Article in Oklahoma Gazette, Februari 9, -2011

Red Horse is an experiment in folk chemestry that worked
Pittsburgh tribune Review, Februari 23, 2011

Folk’s burning man: guitarist John Gorka
Interview by Glenn BurnSilvera from Daily News-Miner in Alaska (April 22, 2011)

Two acts, one night on the Holmes Theatre stage
Interview John Gorka and Dala in www.dl-online.com , April 27, 2011

John Gorka speaks of travel and songwriting

John Gorka pays a visit to Perkins School for the Blind
Articlein The Boston Globe, July 29, 2011

Folk Singer John Gorka Visits Perkins
Article on the Perkins school website, July 29, 2011

Concert by Red Horse climaxes six days at Bethlehem Musikfest
Concert preview in THE NEW JERSEY HERALD, August 19, 2011

In Trios, Duos or solo, John Gorka has fun.
Article in Lexgo (www.kentucky.com)... (September 25, 2011)

Gorka's Red Horse takes flight at RACC folk weekend
Article / telephone interview in Reading Eagle (November 17, 2011)

Christmas Bells/John Gorka

Story behind this song on Classics Rock! blog (Dec 23, 2011)



John Gorka gets intimate, funny and bloody at Stargazers
Review at the Gazette.... (January 29, 2010)

Gorka at peace playing for 'old' folks
Cincinnati.Com .....(Februari 19, 2010)

So Dark You See review
Washington Post.... (February 26, 2010)

English through Song: John Gorka
Acadia Center for English Immersion...... (March 17, 2010)

So Dark You See review
Gazette online.... (March 20, 2010)

For Gorka, ‘folk' is a wide-reaching umbrella: Singer playing
Blue Moon Coffeehouse
Herald-Review.com .... (March 25, 2010)

MUSIC PREVIEW: Folk singer feeling right at home
The Patriot Ledger (April 1, 2010)

So dark you see: The music of John Gorka
Curator (April 2, 2010)

Discovering Folk Music
Book written by Stephanie P. Ledgin..... (April 2010)

The Facebook interview with Roch and John Gorka
Online interview and chat with Roch Parisien from Galaxy Radio ( April 21, 2010)

Interview Etcetera (Quick Q and A with John Gorka)
Me&Thee Coffeehouse interview by Kathy S-B · 8 May 2010

John Gorka begin september voor vier optredens naar Nederland
review at Altcountry forum.nl (John Gorka 2010 tour (july 30, 2010)

John Gorka …cutting a path through the darkness
Article about John Gorka in Acoustic live (Listings Guide), July 2010

Interview Red Horse "Three Singer-Songwriters United In Harmony"
NPR August 1, 2010 (you can read/listen the interview)

"Red Horse" CD review

de Volkskrant (Sept 2, 2010)

The meeting with John Gorka in Sarzana
Fanzine fingerpicking.net by Lauro Luppi (September 23, 2010)

blu-ray-review "Gypsy life"
review in Audiophile Audition (september 2010)

Mr Gorka discovered an unknown land
Interview in the Lithuanian Gazette (October 22, 2010)
Plus a lot of information about this tour in Eastern Europe

Red Horse Makes Music And Comedy, Too, At Landmark
Red Horse concert review in "Landmark on Main Street", New York on Dec. 4, 2010 (Port Washington Patch Dec 8, 2010)

Gorka covets attentive audiences like those at Anchor Coffee House
Interview by Michael Swanger in Cityview Magazine (Dec. 9, 2010)




John Gorka interview
Article published in Kennebec Journal on january 22,2009 by Lucky Clark

Single Song
Ode aan een liedje, January 29, 2009 by Johan Doove

The simple philosophy of John Gorka
The Northern Express , May 4, 2009

John Gorka live in Ireland
Review on Bronte music club site, May 29, 2009

John Gorka Songwriter in de schaduw
Interview in Dutch Music Magazine "Gitarist", September 2009

The first (dutch) review CD "so dark you see"
altcountryforum site. (October 22, 2009)

So Dark You See review
"Citypages" site (November 11, 2009)

So Dark You See review
"Acoustic Guitar".... (November 13, 2009)

Balladeer John Gorka to play Poor David's Pub in Dallas
The Dallas Morning News, December 3, 2009

So Dark You See review
"Oor" (December 9, 2009)

Pasadena weekly, december 10, 2009

So Dark You See review
"Popmatters" (December 11, 2009)

So Dark You See review
alt country.nl (December 24, 2009)



The Gypsy Life: AIX Collector's Edition

A DVD review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

Dig deep and you'll find wit in Gorka's songs
Daily Gazette, January 12 2008

Leading a Gypsy L
Washington Post, January 25, 2008

2007 a top-notch year for Gorka: Musician performing at Arts Center looks back on moments of success
Carroll County Times, Feb 1, 2008

John Gorka, "The Gypsy Life" (AIX) 3 stars
DVD review Mass-live-com feb10 2008

John Gorka appears at Owens, onstage and in a workshop

Article published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cover Lay Down
written by Boyhowdy, march 23, 2008
a very good blog about John Gorka covers

AIX Records gets Multichannel Excellence Award

Article in Stereophile
, may 28, 2008

DVD "the Gypsy Life"

review in Audiophile Audition - Jul 15, 2008

"Love is our cross to bear"
A concert review in NRC Handelsblad (this is a Dutch national newspaper) october 27, 2008 (scroll down and you can also read the english translation)

He’s From Jersey

Singer-songwriter defends low self-esteem Packet online for Central Jersey,

November 2008




John Gorka's story: Woody, Cisco and Me
Article written by John Gorka (!) for No Depression, December 2007

Guitarist Gorka Works His Magic
review made by Thomas Kintner for the Courant (Hartfort Courant).
Feb. 3, 2007

Gifted Gorka mixes songs about war, vulnerability

Concert review from Canada, The Record, Apr 28, 2007

John Gorka at Falcon Ridge 2007

by John McLaughlin A Production of The Folk Life

John Gorka, The Gypsy Life
A DVD-review on the "Press-Network" site, sept. 2007

John Gorka keeps coffeehouses filled to the brim
By Michael Granberry, November 30, 2007

John Gorka mingles laughs, lyrics

Concert review by Michael Granberry, December 3, 2007

John Gorka headlines Folk Music Festival
Interview with John Gorka. October 10, 2007

Top 10 favorites 2007 Cameo Critic, John Gorka
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 29, 2007

DVD review in Playback Magazin issue no 3
December 2007


What a Way to Make a Living

An interview with John Gorka Jan. 10, 2006

Folk musicians hope to make connection in Monroe
Interview with John and David Tamulevich 3/2006

Gorka brings world of folk music to town
Interview june 1, 2006

Just me and my guitar
Interview in Toronto Star June 1, 2006

John Gorka interview
An interview with John Gorka on the "Popcorn Youth" site, October 2006

Gorka finds message of hope while 'Writing in the Margins'

East Bay Daily News, nov 1, 2006

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine takes a snapshot look at local folk singer John Gorka.
November 2006

A walk with Gorka
CD review writing in the margins in FolkWax, December 2006

John Gorka embraces with wit and ballads
Concert review, The Dallas Morning News, December 3, 2006

John Gorka live at the Berkshire museum Pitsfield
march 2, 2005. Concert review (FolkWax)

John Gorka Pleases in Piermont
A review made by Vinny Cohan, January 18, 2004

Working for a song

John Gorka interview 2004

FolkWax Sittin' In With John Gorka

John Gorka interview 3/2003

Old Futures Gone
CD review
in FolkWax october 2003

John Gorka Returns To His Indie Roots
By Jim Bessman, Tuesday, March 6 2001

John Gorka interview

John Gorka interview
Pure Music 2/2001

He saw the light

by Aaron Howard , Apr 12, 2001

Musician find a home in the world of folk


What they play
Equipment picks John Gorka (Acoustic Guitar) september 2001

Mr Dad's adventure

John Gorka interview
October 31, 2001

A folk artist and a family man
New York Times, June 2000

An interview with John Gorka
from Bodles Opera House on Sept 17th 1999

Do You Understand His Joy ?

(interview) Willamette Week April 7, 1999

John Gorka interview by Kate Rice

Originally published in The Excuse 5, 1998

The Three worlds of John Gorka
by Paul Freeman, South Coast Today, 1996

A visit with JOHN GORKA

An interview with Otto Bost of WDIY-FM, dec 1997

John Gorka: just a little attention is enough

by Seth Rogovoy, Feb. 28, 1997

IN PERSON; Telling Stories, Going Farther
By J. PEDER ZANE Published in New York Times July 9, 1995

The dark optimist

by Anil Prasad Interview date: January 19, 1992

John Gorka heads down a more optimistic road
Billboard October 17 199








John Gorka Looks on the Bright Side , CMT Edge, March 2014


John Gorka and the Holiness of the Song (Feb. 2013)

General Philosophy and 2012 Top Ten

Story behind this song on Classics Rock! blog (Dec 23, 2011)




Interview Red Horse "Three Singer-Songwriters United In Harmony" (August 1, 2010)



English through Song: John Gorka ... (March 17, 2010)

.....a lot of "so dark you see" reviews in 2009 and 2010....


Interview with John Gorka. may 4, 2009





Interview with John Gorka. October 10, 2007


John Gorka's Top favorites 2007 with a lot of hyperlinks

A good interview with John Gorka in october 2006

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine takes a snapshot, nov 2006


Interview with John Gorka on sept 17 1999


The oldest interview on this page is from 1992





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