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Upcoming Concerts

Glen Delpit CD Party
Sunday, September 07, 2014 — 6:30 PM

Tickets: $10 ADV/FFS $15 Gate

Purchasing Tickets: Advance tickets at National Hardware, Patrick's Music and fresnofolkconcerts.com
Wolk Garden
6661 N Forkner
Fresno CA 93711
For information call: (559) 307-3610

Born in New Orleans, living in California,and recently named Musician of the Year in Fresno Magazine's online poll, Glen Delpit has been mining the roots of American Music with his bluesy and folk oriented slide guitar style for more than 35 years. His vocals have been characterized from Deep Delta to Van Morrison and his original songs have been described as literate and poetic and can take their place with the finest American songwriters. He has opened for many American Music legends such as John Lee Hooker,Bo Diddley, Leon Russell, Brownie McGhee, Pinetop Perkins, Katie Webster and many, many others.

He has also shared the stage with many prominent American Roots artists like Dave Alvin, Jackie Greene, Peter Case, Jonahan Richman and the British legend Eric Burdon. Glen is also a past President of the Fresno Folklore Society.


John Gorka
Friday, September 12, 2014 — 7:30 PM

Web Site: http://johngorka.com/

Tickets: $20 ADV/FFS $25 Door

Purchasing Tickets: Advance tickets at National Hardware, Patrick's Music and online at warnors.org and fresnofolkconcerts.com and by phone 559-307-3610
Frank's Place
1432 Fulton Street
Fresno CA 93721
For information call: (559) 307-3610

Originally from New Jersey, John Gorka got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania called Godfrey Daniels where he was inspired by legendary folk troubadours and before long was performing his own songs. He has 11 critically acclaimed albums and a collectors edition box set called The Gypsy Life. His new song Where No Monuments Stand is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.

In addition to his 11 critically acclaimed albums, John released a collectors edition box featuring a hi-definition DVD and companion CD called The Gypsy Life. Windham Hill also released a collection of Johns greatest hits from the label called Pure John Gorka. In 2010, he also released an album with his friends and Red House label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse. Getting high praise from critics and fans alike, it landed on the Billboard Folk Charts and was one of the most played albums on folk radio. Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura OConnell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song Where No Monuments Stand is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993). John Gorka lives in Minnesota and when not on the road, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He continues to tour, playing festivals, theaters and clubs all over North America and Europe.


GENERAL INFORMATION

The Fresno Folklore Society is a 100% volunteer organization open to the community.  Please see our web site: www.fresnofolklore.org for other valuable information.

We proudly serve homemade cookies, coffee, and sodas during the intermission for a nominal donation. 

Performers' cds sold at intermission with 100% of the proceeds going to the performer(s).