John Gorka and Antje Duvekot
Live at Alberta Rose Theater, Portland, OR. March 7, 2014
Recorded by " dodo41"


Photos John and Antje live at Alberta Rose Theater: Nick Tufillaro    

Long Way


This is a wonderful song from Antje Duvekot. John is also singing
Harmony vocals on the "Long Way" albumtrack ( CD: The Near
Demise of the High Wire Dancer, 2009)

John wrote on his Facebook (March 8 2014)
about this evening:

Wonderful crowd at the Alberta Rose in Portland last night. Dirk
Freymuth came up from Salem to play with Antje Duvekot and I.
It was big fun. Off to the Triple Door in Seattle tonight.


Gypsy Life .......>



My thoughts on dreams (not the sleeping kind)
Blog on Antje
her website

On many nights my work is just a job like any other, i won't lie. but then there are the other kind of nights..... the nights that i wish i could beam back to my younger self. to the girl who spent long summers dreaming, guitar in hand and with all her heart. the strongest dreams, i believe, begin in our youth. but they come true throughout our lives. when they do, we can't linger on their summit. when a dream finally comes true, it also dies a little. like a shooting star that only you saw, so brilliant and so mortal. truly beautiful things don't last. but they come back around...

when i was 17 i was lost. things were strange at home. things were strange at school. having grown up in germany, i was now going to high school in greenville, delaware. i couldn't make sense of the kids at school. their behaviors seemed impossible to decode. in germany i was normal. i knew what i was doing. now i didn't. i longed for my language and my culture and my friends from before. things were strange at home, too. so i lived in between. in the space between home and school. i walked and i walked around the suburbs. my discman taking me far away. i listened to the music of john gorka. i can't say i understood the lyrics, really, but i understood the voice. his warm baritone wrapped itself around me like a shield. i'm not sure how i would have made it through those years without that shield. fast forward 20 years. i am on tour with john gorka, the man. he is just a man. it is just a gig. he does what i do for a living and so i know (for i am an insider) that there is no actual magic here. i know all this but my heart says otherwise.

i have come full-circle. the music is still here. after all these years. and it moves me deeply still because it is intertwined with my own past and the genesis of my dream. john gorka has come full circle too. we are playing at Godfrey Daniels, Gorka's stomping ground. the place where he cut his teeth. where he had his heroes. and so it goes. i am not sure any of us would be doing what we do if it weren't for our heroes and the gifts they gave us. this is my "full circle moment" but it is not that of the crowd and so i sheepishly aim to conceal the monumental weight this event holds in my heart. on the inside, however, my old me, my present me, and the various mes that two decades have forged.. we are beaming... maybe you can spot it on our face :)














Antje Duvekot related links on this John Gorka videowebsite

  John Gorka & Antje Duvekot live at Indy Acoustic Cafe series, April 26 2014
  John Gorka & Antje Duvekot live at City Winery Chicago, April 25, 2014  
John Gorka & Antje Duvekot live at Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, March 7, 2014  
  John & Antje live at Triple Door WA March 8, 2014  
  John Gorka & Antje Duvekot live at the Tin Angel, May11 2012  
  John Gorka & Antje at the Midtown Scholar bookstore Harrisburg May 12, 2012.  
  Antje Duvekot with Meg Hutchinson: John Gorka videosession 2010  
John & Antje live at Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem May 13 (Mother's Day), 2012
Antje Duvekot live in the Netherlands with Gypsy life (May 2012)


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