John Gorka

Fri. 08/9/19 7:30pm
  • Bass Hall at Monadnock Center
Day of Show: $28.00

“The one instrument approach and the variety of music I play even calms me down,” says Gorka. “I see my music as a refuge. I see it as a place where people can relax, take in the lyrics and I see it as a way for me to share that refuge.”

Brian D’Ambrosio, “Music as Refuge: The Life of John Gorka”


We are always thrilled to welcome John Gorka back to the Peterborough Folk Music stage, a place where he has shared his “refuge” of music and his brilliant singer-song-writing since the earliest days of the Folkway. John is a talented singer-songwriter who continues to evolve and grow, delighting audiences with his soul-stirring mix of old favorites and newly recorded work.

John’s career spans fifteen critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many more. Gorka’s newest/oldest recording BEFORE BEGINNING won an Indie Acoustic Award as best singer-songwriter record of 2016. What a nice thing to be recognized so long after its conception and recording back in 1985!

To quote one critic, Gorka brings us “wry, slice-of-life observations reminiscent of Lyle Lovett and John Prine.”

Additional Information

  • Peterborough Players Theater Directions

  • Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center Directions

  • Peterborough Players Theater and Bass Hall are both handicapped accessible.  Bass Hall handicapped access is at the rear of the building. Handicapped parking is available.  Please notify us if you have any specials needs with which we can assist you.

  • Tickets are non refundable.  There is no reserved seating. Seating is on a first come first served basis.

  • Advance tickets may also be purchased:

    • On Line right here on the PFMS Website.  Select the concert and follow instructions for purchase and check out.  Tickets will be held for you at the Ticket Office.

  • In Person:  at The Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough and Keene  NH starting two weeks before each show.  Cash or Check Only.   (Toadstool sometimes sells out, so plan accordingly.)

  • By Mail:  Send a check for tickets with a self addressed, stamped envelope to:
                         Peterborough Folk Music Society
                         P. O. Box 41
                         Peterborough, NH 03458
                         Phone # for info: (603) 827-2905.

  • Check out The Peterborough Folk Fun Package which includes lodging, dinner, concert and more!   Click here to book your reservation