Senior coffee house

Folk singer songwriter Dvorak to perform at Helen H. Plum Memorial library July 17

LOMBARD IL - The new Helen H. Plum Memorial Library, 411 S. Main Street will present “A Senior Coffee House with Mark Dvorak” on Monday, July 17 at 1:00 pm.


“I try to mix it up,” said Dvorak who lives in Brookfield, Illinois. “l’ll do some sing along folk favorites, classics from the Great American Songbook, pick a little banjo and tell some stories about growing up in the Chicago area and learning music."

“We're thrilled Mark can join us for the first event in our new space,” said Lisa Reuter from the Plum Library.

Dvorak is busy at work on his 20th CD release Live & Alone, recorded in an empty concert hall during the height of the pandemic lock down. He is also planning to publish his fourth book of essays, 31 Winters, which reflects on his long journey through music and teaching.

The Chicago Tribune has called Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” Dvorak has won awards for journalism and children’s music, 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 and in 2012 Rich Warren, long time host of The Midnight Special radio program named Dvorak “Chicago’s official troubadour.”

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