John Gorka videosession 2016

On February 8, 2016 John Gorka recorded his 5th videosession for this website.

Click here for all the videos of the Tour in the Netherlands (Feb 4 - 8, 2016)

Click here for the special evening for Willem ( The whole concert)


.... News about the New CD "Before Beginning"
Last update: John Gorka released a new CD with a 1985 version of "I Know" on Red House Records. Before Beginning-The Unreleased I Know, Nashville 1985 features never-before-heard arrangements of 9 of the 12 songs on I Know including "I Saw a Stranger with Your Hair," "Love is Our Cross to Bear" and "Geza's Wailing Ways,"On this page you can listen to tracks and hear John talking about the CD and read reviews. On Sept 15, 2016 John talked about this CD with John Platt on WFUV and he played a couple of songs
You can stream the "New" version of "I Know" HERE.



The 2014 CD
bright side of down
Information about the songs, the front & back cover art, the recording process, reviews, etc. etc.


With a lot of information about the 13 CD's and ofcourse the DVD.


.... 588 John Gorka videoclips
Last update:John Gorka Folkalley session 2017 (3 clips) // John Gorka live at Godfrey Daniels Bethlehem PA, April 7, 2017 // John Gorka at Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar Nisswa, MN ("Grassroots Concerts" March 10, 2017) John played for the first time on video "Country Boy" and that is a cover written by Fred Hellerman // John Gorka live at Fayetteville Public Library and Pickin' Post radio show (Feb 10, 2017, 6 songs)//John Gorka live at WNCW Friday, June 3rd at 1pm, 2016, Spindale,NC//POSITIVELY BOB DYLAN: 75TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE (the finale song) // Six old videos from 1989: John Gorka live 'Under the Stars', Upper Merion Community Center, Pennsylvania (July 9, 1989) // John Gorka live (radio and clips) at "Out of the Woods Radio" with 'new' cover 500 miles April 15, 2016 // John Gorka live in Leiden, the Hague, Lage Vuursche, Amsterdam and Amen (20 songs) February 4-8, 2016

... 90 radio programs with John Gorka
Last update: John Gorka and Rose Cousins performs in the Radio Heartland studio a great version of Gypsy Life (March 9, 2017) // On September 15, 2016 John did a session and an interview with to John Platt for his "Sunday Supper" program on WFUW (aired on November 27, 2016)// Live at Folkstage, 98.7 WFMT In the Levin Music Performance Studio, August 20, 2016 // John Gorka the DJ!! John played on The Village SiriusXM Satellite Radio on July 31, 2016 in 24 minutes 6 tracks of his new CD "Before Beginning" and pairs the songs with his favorite food!!

  New DVD: John Gorka live at Tales from the Tavern


This is a live concert along with an interview – from John’s 2013 performance at Tales from the Tavern.

Click here for more information and three video clips.


John Gorka's Top 16 of 2012

John made a new "Top Ten" in December 2012 and the John Gorka videowebsite made the multi media lay-out of it...


.... 143 articles about John Gorka
Last update:
Folk Singer John Gorka’s Lost Tracks Valley Advocate@Play, Nov 6, 2016 Written by Hunter Styles // MUSIC SCENE: John Gorka goes back to the beginning, The Patriot Ledger, November 4, 2016 // Modern folk icon John Gorka takes the stage in Fort Collins (Oct 24,2016) The Rocky Mountain Collegian (Colorado) // A Conversation with John Gorka in the Huffington Post (Aug 5, 2016) about Before Beginning

A lot of John Gorka friends passed away....
Pages about Prince, John Jennings, Willem Leeuwenhoek, Pete Seeger, Ann Marsden, Bill Morrissey, Jack Hardy and Bob Feldman...

....John Gorka the Harmony Singer (37 tracks)
Last update:
CD: Honor Finnegan (with"Song of Bernadette") live at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY, September 11, 2015. With special guest John Gorka. John Gorka is also singing this Lenard Cohen song "Song of Bernadette" on Honor Finnegan newest CD "ROSES AND VICTORY" on Frock Records (release date Feb 5, 2016) //John Gorka did harmony vocals on "Mexico" and 'Anna" in Daytrotter session April 2014

... The John Gorka tour in the Netherlands 2013
The John Gorka tour in the Netherlands took place from December 12 til December 16. You can find 22 videos and photos from the tour and a brand new videosession!!


Eliza Gilkyson interview

An interview about John Gorka and a live version of 'Where No Monument Stands'. Recorded in the Hague, the Netherlands, April 25, 2012.

.... John Gorka video Interview
Last update: For the videosite I did an interview with John Gorka on may 31, 2009. We talked about his new CD "So dark you see", his musical taste, family life etc. You can also listen to music John played with Ricky Koole (and Berber Heerema) at the private party of Willem Leeuwenhoek en Peter ter Horst in the Hague.

John Gorka videosite session with Meg Hutchinson and Antje Duvekot

Sept 2013 update:
"Gypsy life" by Antje and Meg!!

.... Other John Gorka stuff
John Gorka Tourdates and several links.

.... The John Gorka video site session 2010
Last update: I am proud to present the second John Gorka video session. I had the chance to record three songs on September 6, 2010. I am very glad with the results. I hope you like it too! Click here if you want to see the first session (Oct 25, 2008).


The John Gorka tour in the Netherlands 2012

In February 17-21, 2012 John Gorka did five great shows in the Netherlands and he made a brand new videosession. Click on the link for 21 vidoclips and a lot of photos

  .... Biography
From the early Godfrey Daniels years til now...

.... 32 rare tracks on records and radio
Last update: 500 miles (Hady West song) live on "Out of the Woods Radio (April 15, 2016) // "Get Together" (Youngbloods cover played live at WDIY 88.1 (August 2, 2013) in "John Gorka on the Blend" // John Gorka and Janis Ian with "In My Life" (The Beatles cover) Live at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival (1997). // "A Tribute To Jack Hardy" John Gorka his studio version of the song "Down Where the Rabbits Run". The double CD "A Tribute To Jack Hardy" with Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell etc will be available later this year on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

.... 41 songs sung by other artists
Last update: John Wynn: If I Could Forget To Breathe & John Wynn If I Could Forget To Breathe . //John Wynn Love Is Our Cross To Bear // Joe Crookston with Morningside live in Texas at The Kessler Theater // Antje Duvekot with "Gypsy Life" live in Amsterdam (Paradiso May 16, 2013) // Other Roads "Good Noise" (Tilburg, Nov 22, 2012) // Eliza Gilkyson (& Jens Lysdal) with "Where No Monument Stands"

The Gypsy Life Fansite

This is a link to the first John Gorka fansite made by Cynthia Susan Finn and Paula Bryn Benson (1999-2006)

.... 28 fans with JG covers on YOUTUBE
Last update:
Mitch Barrett and Melody Youngblood "Where the Bottles Break" : January 20, 2017 //Wamaser You'r on Your Way // Bill Griese - Houses in the Fields

... The Red Horse Website
11 CD reviews, live broadcasting, videos, interviews, etc.

.... Photos
Last update: 48 great Red Horse photos live at TCAN Centre for Arts in Natick, MA. (January 6, 2012)
// A more than great photo serie (56 photos) made by Joe del Tufo: John Gorka live at Arden Gild Hall March 11, 2011

John Gorka videosession 2013

On December 16, 2013 John Gorka recorded a videosession for this website.

.John Gorka in Lithuania

A lot of information about John Gorka his second tour in Eastern Europe (October 2012)





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