John Gorka has been a folk circuit mainstay since getting his start in the late 1970s in eastern Pennsylvania. Since then, he has released 11 albums, along with his touring (over 150 nights a year at times) has brought new accolades for his craft. Rolling Stone called him "the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement." His rich multi-faceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe where his tours led him through Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O'Connell. He also started sharing tours with many notable friends Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. All this has brought his music to an ever-widening audience.