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The American Folk Song


WASHINGTON IL - The Washington District Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Monday, September 26 at 6:30 pm. 

Dvorak will present “The American Folk Song,” a musical exploration into the roots of American music.  …



Mark Dvorak to pay tribute to Pete Seeger in Steel Beam show

By Kathy Cichon Aurora Beacon-News

AUGUST 15, 2016

At age 18, Mark Dvorak bought his first guitar - while working in a xylophone factory.

“I didn’t even know what the place made,” he said of taking the job. “it was owned by the Ludwig Drum Company. …

Batesville IN Applefest


Chicago folk artist Dvorak featured at Applefest September 24

BATESVILLE IN - Chicago’s “official” troubadour Mark Dvorak will appear at the 27th Batesville Applefest for two shows and a workshop on Saturday September 24. 

At 1:00 pm Dvorak will present a one hour workshop. …

Larry Penn Memorial Fund


Songwriter guitarist Larry Penn remembered at 3rd annual  concert December 4 in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE WI - The Milwaukee folk music community will gather to remember mentor, friend and songwriter Larry Penn in a memorial concert on Sunday, December 4, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. …

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