Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
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About this event

The UUCB Concerts for a Cause concert series will host world-renowned singer-songwriter, John Gorka, at the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church on June 1, 2024 at 7:30.  All proceeds from the concert will be donated to  Mid Coast New Mainers Group and Oasis Free Clinics.

John Gorka is an honored icon of folk tradition, known for his stunningly soulful baritone voice and his uncanny ability to work every nuance of language. He captures a wide array of topics and experiences and weaves them into memorable melodies. His versatility on guitar and piano keeps his sets musically interesting and he’s never short of the sly comment or clever joke that invariably ignites his audience.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the leading singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement,” John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential singer-songwriter of the 90’s folk scene.  The old songs ring as true today as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good.

With 14 critically acclaimed albums and countless national and international tours, he has collaborated with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin and many more. The Boston Globe extols, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Many well-known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His song “Where No Monuments Stand” was featured in the documentary Every War Has Two Losers.

Examples of Gorka’s Music:

Love is Our Cross to Bear

Gypsy Life

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Students/Children $10.  Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at https://ticketstripe.com/johngorka

The proceeds from the concert will benefit 2 local charities yet to be determined.

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