listen & watch


a “Live & Alone” sampler

Click here or on the image below to preview the musical tracks from MDs upcoming release “Live & Alone” on Ten Fingers. Scroll down to listen to and download the complete versions of the songs.

A refreshing portrait of the living folk tradition

When singer songwriter Mark Dvorak began his career in music he knew right away he’d be in it for the long haul. Thirty years later Mark is still writing, recording and on the road performing.

“At this stage of the game,” said the singer from his home outside Chicago, Illinois, “I feel like I’m doing my best work.”

People remember what Mark Dvorak sings

The Chicago Tribune called him “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as "a living archive of song and style.” In 2012 WFMT Classical 98.7 fm Midnight Special host Rich Warren named him Chicago’s “official troubadour.”

Mark has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released twenty albums of traditional and original music including 2020s acclaimed Let Love Go On and 2022s Live & Alone.

Dvorak has won awards for children’s music, journalism and was honored in 2013 with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ready when you are

As COVID positivity rates fall and things begin to open up, Mark will be ready when you are to schedule a live or live stream performance. Find out how easy it is to bring Mark Dvorak to your performance series, venue, community organization or special event.

Mark tours coast to coast and welcomes all reasonable inquiries. His concerts are a mix of the familiar and the new, traditional folk and standards from the Great American Songbook. He plays authentic country blues guitar and picks great old-time banjo. Mary enjoys involving his audiences in sing along songs, just The Weavers used to do, and mixes in his own infectious and well-crafted originals.


Mark Dvorak


PO Box 181, Brookfield IL 60513

Though Mark often appears in theaters and on festival stages he is also at home in a more intimate setting such as a club, coffee house, house concert or community event.

He has a refreshing, down-to-earth presence and is a very engaging performer. He sings with a clear, signature voice and likes to joke around with the folks who attend his shows.

Listen & watch

Live audio • Every Step of the Way (M. Dvorak) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live audio • The Middle Years (M. Dvorak) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live audio • Trying To Get the Balance Right (Johnny Duhan) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live audio • The Glory of Love (Billy Hill) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live audio • It’ll Be Better (M. Dvorak) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live audio • Brand New Companion (Townes Van Zandt) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live audio • Let Love Go On (M. Dvorak) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live audio • Old Friends (M. Dvorak) • from the 2022 CD Live & Alone • LISTEN HERE

Live video • Off Square On Air 2.2.22 (1:06) • God Bless the Open Road & You • Deep Ellum Blues • The Middle Years • Interview • Every Step of the Way • Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me • Flop Eared Muie / Ruben You Can Play Your Banjo • Blue Skies • This Land Is Your Land • Interview • The Glory of Love • Let Love Go On • Old Friends • WATCH HERE

Live video • FARM Official Showcase 10.21.17 • Trying to Get the Balance Right • This Train Ain’t Bound for Glory Anymore • It’ll Be Better • Let Love Go On • Old Friends (19:51) • WATCH HERE

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