PHOENICIA, NY – Folk icon John Gorka will share his talents in the next episode of the Flying Cat Music series at Phenicia United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
An advert for the show noted that Gorka is “an irrepressible folk icon who only gets better with age”. He added that Gorka’s distinctive brand of folk music has fascinated audiences around the world for over 40 years.
“I’m from New Jersey. I don’t expect too much,” Gorka said in the “If the World Stopped I Would Adjust” statement, to simple but incisive truths: “What matters most is what you do for free .
Over the years, Gorka has collaborated with many icons of modern folk, including Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucy Kaplansky and Ani DiFranco.
“John’s unique talent for crafting and performing songs that sound both supremely simple yet loaded with emotional depth and sensitivity has shone on one critically acclaimed album after another,” the statement read.
And the century-old Methodist Church at 29 Church St. is the perfect place to admire this sample of “vintage Gorka,” according to the announcement.
Advance tickets, sold until 5 p.m. the night of the show, are $23 and can be purchased at https://flyingcatmusic.org/. Admission is $25 at the door.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required and masks are also required, except in the designated dining area.
For more information about Gorka, visit his website at https://www.johngorka.com.