Music @ the Batesville Memorial Library

Chicago folk artist Dvorak in Batesville for concert and workshop June 29

BATESVILLE IN - Chicago’s “official” troubadour Mark Dvorak will perform in concert at the Batesville Memorial Library, 131 N. Walnut Street on Saturday, June 29 at 7:00 pm. Dvorak who is a Distinguished Teaching Artist at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music will also lead an all welcome folk jam and sing along at the library from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm.


“Whenever I hear Mark perform,” said Michael Kruse, Batesville Memorial Library director,“ I am reminded of the beauty and power of music. We’re thrilled that he will be joining us again this summer.”

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

Dvorak is currently working on his eighteenth recorded release, “Let Love Go On,” due out later this year. 

“At this stage of the game,” said Dvorak, “I feel like I’m doing my best work. I’m very excited about the new CD. I’ve got some new material coming along, and I’m including a bunch of different things I like to do before a live audience."

Dvorak has performed in thirty-eight states and in parts of Europe and Canada. He has won awards for journalism and children’s music. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International in 2013. In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Midnight Special host Rich Warren named him Chicago’s “official troubadour.”

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

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