John Gorka

John Gorka

John Gorka Revisits Blue Moon Coffeehouse

March 11, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Blue Moon Coffeehouse will present singer-songwriter John Gorka at 8:00 p.m. on March 27. The performance will take place in the Young Main Lounge of Illinois Wesleyan’s Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington). 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and coffee, tea, and light pastries will be available for purchase.  Admission for students, faculty and staff is free with a valid IWU ID.  Season tickets for the public are $10 and are currently available at The Garlic Press in uptown Normal (108 W. North St., Normal), through the telephone request line at (309) 556-3815, requested by e-mail at and at the venue beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the night of the performance.

According to the New Jersey native, his favorite musical themes reflect freedom, faith and social justice.  In 1984 he won the New Folk Award at Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival and in 1987, Minnesota-based Red House Records released his first album, I Know, followed by five more albums under High Street Records.  In 1998 Gorka returned to Red House Records and has stayed with the label ever since.  Rolling Stone has called him “the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement.”  This will be Gorka’s fourth appearance at the Blue Moon Coffeehouse and he is now touring in support of his latest recording, So Dark You See.

For additional information about the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at

Contact: Monica Piotrowski, (309) 556-3181