What a Wonderful World family concert

Family folk concert in Eagle River May 25

EAGLE RIVER WI - The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak for special musical presentation “What a Wonderful World,” on Saturday, May 25 at 1:00 pm. The Library is located at 203 N. Main Street.

Dvorak who accompanies himself on guitar, 5-string banjo and 12-string guitar, 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 received the Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International in 2013.


He continues to be an integral member of the faculty at Chicago’s remarkable Old Town School of Folk Music. Since 1986 he has worked with thousands of music students who have passed through his classes. 

“He’s the real deal,” said James Tomasello, Old Town School Program Manager. ”Mark has made music his life and livelihood. He’s been a top faculty member at the school for thirty years. His performances are elegant, rich and powerful.”

Dvorak is at work on his eighteenth recording project, “Let Love Go On,” due out later this year. 

“At this stage of the game,” said the singer, “I feel like I’m doing my best work. I’m very excited about the new songs and CD, and am very excited to be back in Park Ridge."

The Chicago Tribune calls Dvorak "masterful," while SING OUT! Magazine says, "Dvorak shines!" His song writing has been called "wondrous" and "profound,” 

All ages are welcome to attend. Young listeners are especially welcome. For more information contact the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library at 715 479 8070, or log on to www.olsonlibrary.org.

To learn more about Mark Dvorak, visit his homepage at www.markdvorak.com.

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