One of the most prominent international šiumecio singing poetry
festival "It's - I was guest - an American, John Gorka. Bardo adventures
started even before they arrive in Lithuania: the Amsterdam airport,
lost in his guitar, but yesterday, the artist borrowed instrument
appeared to medium Festival concert. Today, and two weekend concerts
he also spare no attention to the audience.
his first guitar as a child received a Christmas gift, but it soon
"seizure" older brother. The future of this great bard nesisielojo
and found a way - learned to play banjo. Even more seriously interested
in studying music - he started playing in clubs and related issues
in their music programs. Folklore Festival for the first time she
sang in 1984. And since such a success. During his career Mr Gorka
played folk music with such stars as Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin,
Michael Manring and others. He has released 14 albums, many concerts
not only in the U.S. and Europe. John as a respected tradition of
folk music promoter. His music free from fashionable trend or whim.
Musician finds creative fans of romantic poetry and the coherence
of the observed details.
is very busy, but Lietuvos Žinios managed to contact him before
the trip to Lithuania.
have no shortage of concerts, however, decided to attend the festival
held in Lithuania?
I was very eager to get before, because land was completely new
to me, never thought to go here. This trip really made me very happy.
It is fun to play not only for people who have heard my records,
but those who do not know what I'm like that. Appearances in the
new, unexpected places - great surprises of life.
you have heard about the festival "It's - I?
Nothing, I learned about it only invited to participate. Very surprised
when he saw the festival that it will participate in as many performers
from different countries around the world. Very excited to meet
them all and hear their music.
Have ever heard sung in Lithuanian poetry, maybe you know
No, I'm unfamiliar with the works of Lithuanian, so the fun
will begin acquaintance face to face during the festival.
How long do you plan to spend in Lithuania?
What do you know about Lithuania? Maybe the U.S. know Lithuanian?
- This is my first trip to Lithuania, and I study in this
visit in Estonia. Your country would spend four days in their
hope to see more access to culture. And, of course, try the
Very little I know about your country. Only in so far as a student
he had read. Of Lithuanian also not met, but my manager David's
grandfather and grandmother are from Lithuania, though both
he and his father was born in America.
not only by
A total of four concerts.
- Yes, and every evening will be different. I will try to play songs
from their various albums. What is the song, I do not know, everything
will depend on the audience and other participants of the festival
- Do you have a gap where the play: the U.S.
or Europe, in a small club or a large hall?
- Concerts in Europe must realize that maybe not everyone understands
English perfectly, so my feelings as a performer is more pronounced
tone of voice, music, gestures, but at the same text ... Just a
little bit differently interact with the audience ... As for the
concert, I enjoy all. Of course, smaller and more intimate space
provides a warmer atmosphere.
- Lithuania and festivals in the church. Have you previously had
the pleasure to perform in a space?
- I've played in many churches. I was raised as a Catholic, and
so sang during Mass.