Highwood IL • 8.19.17 • Cellar Gate


Blues and Folk encore performance at Cellar Gate August 19

HIGHWOOD IL - Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Donna Herula and Chicago’s “offical troubadour” Mark Dvorak will return to the Cellar Gate Wine Market and Bistro, 524 Sheridan Road for an encore performance Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 pm.


“I had a blast playing with Mark,” said Herula who has performed regulary at the Cellar Gate. “We rehearsed some and had a great time, but we both love improvising. The Cellar Gate is the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed performance.”

Herula is an accomplished guitarist and her bottle-neck slide player. In 2016 she was named one of the top ten up and coming resonator guitar players by  Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

“Donna’s an inspiration,” said Dvorak. “I’ve admired her playing for years and she brings a great knowledge of American roots music to the stage. I’m excited for the chance to share the evening with her.” 

Dvorak has performed in thirty-eight states and in parts of Europe and Canada. He has released seventeen albums and has won awards for journalism and children’s music. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International in 2013.

“He’s the real deal,” said Bau Graves, Executive Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, where Dvorak has been on faculty for more than twenty-five years. ”Mark has made music his life and livelihood. His performances are elegant, rich and powerful. He is one of the Old Town School’s Distinguished Teaching Artists.”

For information and reservations phone 847 748 8086 or visit the web at www.cellargatewinemarketbistro.com.

For information on Donna Herula go to www.donnaherula.com, and find Mark Dvorak at www.markdvorak.com.


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