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Bowling for Christmas now available


Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road now available

MD's book of essays and poems, Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road, is now in stock and available for purchase from the store, and at MD's shows.

Pre-orders will be shipped Monday, December 2.

Riding on the City of New Orleans


Pullman Rail Journeys and the Old Town School of Folk Music have announced Chicago folk musicians Mark Dvorak and Christopher Walz will perform on the legendary train The City of New Orleans the weekend of January 30 - February 3.

The train departs Chicago on Thursday, January 30 at 8:00 pm and arrives in New Orleans the next day. …

Fall Banjo Camp


On Sunday, November 24, the Fall Banjo Camp met in Elk Grove Village, Illinois for a memorable afternoon. 

Pictured in the back row from left to right are Peggy, Stacy, Donna and Jim. Seated in the front row are Tom, Chris, MD and Jane. That's Molly the Dog.

Chicago book signing December 10


CHICAGO IL - Folk musician Mark Dvorak will perform and read from his new book, Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road, in a special appearance on Tuesday, December 10 at The Grafton Pub, 4530 N. Lincoln Avenue. The program begins at 9:30 pm with music from Waiting for Nellie, an acoustic trio made up of Old Town School of Folk Music members Mike Alberts, Sarah Ball and Louis Mitchell.

Big Bill Broonzy Folksinger

big bill folksinger

The remarkable Big Bill Broonzy had a storied career. He came to Chicago in the early years of the recording industry and was a top seller into the 1940s. Bill’s career was revived in Chicago after meeting singer & entertainer Win Stracke in the 1950s.

Download MD on Fearless 10.18.13

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MD dropped by the Fearless Radio studio for a chat with Kris Littman on October 18, 2013.

Two tracks were played from Time Ain't Got Nothin' On Me, and Dvorak performed two songs live, "I Hate to See the Summer Go," and "Home."

Fearless Radio is located in an old Packard showroom in the far south loop in Chicago.

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