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Folk singer songwriter Dvorak to perform at Leo Coffee House May 12

CINCINNATI OH - The Queen City Balladeers will present folk singer songwriter Mark Dvorak in concert at the Leo Coffee House on Sunday, May 12 at 7:00 pm. The event takes place at Zion UCC, 2301 Indian Mound Road, Norwood.


Dvorak is celebrating the launch of his 20th recorded release, Live & Alone, recorded during the great pandemic in an empty concert hall and the publication of 31 Winters: Finding the Folk Way, a collection of essays and stories reflecting on his long journey through teaching and music.

“Mark has been on the road a lot of years it seems,” said Janice Alvarado of Leo Coffee House. He’s been a favorite on the Cincinnati folk scene for a couple of decades. We’re thrilled that he’ll joining us at Leo for show.”

The Leo Coffee House now in its 60th season, has been an oasis for acoustic sounds and community in the greater Cincinnati area.

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

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 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. He 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.

For information phone 513.399.7227 or visit Learn more about Mark Dvorak at

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