Tickets: $25; Kids 14 and under, $5. Order tickets. Online ticket orders end at 3 p.m. the day of the show. All tickets ordered online are picked up at the door the night of the show. No tickets are mailed. Doors open at 6:45.
It’s an honor to welcome back for our next to last show, John Gorka, a perennial Concerts at the Crossing favorite who has sold out the venue every time he’s performed here.
From New Jersey, John is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. In 1987, the young Minnesota-based Red House Records caught wind of John’s talents and released his first album, I Know, to popular and critical acclaim. With unusual drive and focus, John hit the ground running and, when an offer came from Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman in 1989, he signed with that label’s imprint, High Street Records. He proceeded to record five albums with High Street over the next seven years: Land of the Bottom Line, Jack’s Crows, Temporary Road, Out of the Valley and Between Five and Seven. His albums and his touring (over 150 nights a year at times) brought new accolades for his craft. His rich multifaceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe . He also started sharing tours with many notable friends—Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. All this brought his music to an ever-widening audience.
Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).
Order your tickets early because we are expecting another sell out.
Opening the show is one of our all-time favorite Philly based performers, Deirdre Flint. An accomplished comedic singer-songwriter, Deirdre is now one of the Four Bitchin’ Babes and we’re honored that she’s available for our next to last show.