Outpost in the Burbs presents veteran singer-songwriter John Gorka on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue. Outpost volunteers will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program at this show.
For over two decades, John Gorka’s keen ear has picked up the stories along his path, folding them into poetry and song. His keen perceptiveness inspires people from all over the world to share their stories. By involving those tales in his music, he escapes the trap of introspection that hobbles less gifted singer-songwriters.
John Gorka flies below the pop culture radar with an almost cult-like following that never fails to fill concerts. Speak with any one of his fans and one instantly feels their enthusiasm and genuine affection. His shy, almost self-effacing stage presence rightfully focuses attention on the songs. His versatility on guitar and piano keeps his sets musically interesting, while his rich baritone effortlessly executes his bidding. And he’s never short of the sly comment or clever joke that invariably ignites his audience.
With his uncanny ability to work every nuance of language, capturing a wide array of topics and experiences woven into memorable melodies, John Gorka’s career continues to prosper and to garner ever-increasing attention.
Tickets: $32 in advance, $35 at the door and are available at Keil’s Pharmacy, 732 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 973-744-2113; Studio 042 – Super Business Printer, 423 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973-509-7591; and on TicketLeap. For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.
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