Folk music is a genre that celebrates authenticity, and John Gorka has it in spades. His music has a stripped-down feel
that had critics calling him the future of the genre after his first release. He has now been in the scene for more than two
decades, and his fans still make his tour dates
some of the most popular events in the entire folk world.
John Gorka first started performing his brand of folk during the 1980s when he was a college student in Pennsylvania. He
formed his own group called Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band. By the mid 1980s, he was playing various folk festivals all over the country.
He released his debut album, I Know, in 1987. More albums followed and fans began flocking to his concert dates.
After developing a following during the 1980s, John Gorka continued to develop his sound throughout the 1990s, releasing
many fans' favorite albums. The 2000s ushered in more releases for Gorka, much to the delight of his fans. Throughout his
career, John Gorka has also been able to collaborate with some of folk's greats like Mart Chapin Carpenter and Kathy Mattea.