John Gorka returns to the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 2nd at 8:00PM. Called "the pre-eminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk movement" by Rolling Stone, he possesses a commandingly beautiful baritone voice. His articulate guitar playing compliments his superb lyrics on songs that are romantic, cosmic, poetic, haunting in their imagery or hilarious. John is always very popular so it is best to order your tickets right away.
"Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs." -The Boston Globe
Folk duo Mustard's Retreat from Michigan opens the show. Their performance presents an eclectic blend of music, old and new, with a big dash of storytelling.
Mustard's Retreat "represents everything that is best about folk music... extraordinary songs, attention to details. Their music comes from our common roots and traditions, pays tribute to those roots and expands on them. It is music for real people about real things- life, love, sex and death- the big stuff.. ,and the songs have entered the lexicon of "anonymous" folk songs and are being passed from hand to hand- which is the ultimate tribute to a songwriter."
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Admission is $25. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.