If you're wondering who John Gorka is, I'll get to that in a moment.
First, I must tell you that I am a huge music fan. I love all kinds of music. If you looked at the presets on my car radio you'd find everything from hard-rock to pop, rap and, yes, country. I often tell people I know the lyrics to every song...which is, of course, a big, fat lie.
What I do know is that certain songs have a way of affecting you. They can inspire you, make you want to get up and dance, make you cry, and totally fit a situation in your life. I love that a song can make you remember a specific moment in your life...I mean how cool is that?
I have a particular affection for singer/songwriters. This is where John Gorka comes in. I was running today, listening to my ipod, and wondering what ever happened to John? I decided to look him up on the internet. Turns out, he just released a new album! (Or, as the kids say these days, his new CD dropped)
If you, in any way, dig music with a folk-flair, you should check him out. I believe he lives in Minnesota and is with Red House Records, which is a Minnesota company.
Since we're on the topic... I will tell you some other great artists in this genre are Willy Porter, Lucy Kaplansky and a group I just learned about called The Swell Season.
If you decide to take a listen...let me know what you think!