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Hanover Township features The American Folk Song with troubadour Mark Dvorak

BARTLETT IL - The Hanover Township Senior Center 240 S Illinois Route 59 welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to the Stars & Stripes Cafe for an afternoon of song and story on Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 pm.

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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.

“We’re happy to welcome Mark back to our series,” said program coordinator Devora Murillo. “He is an amazing musician and a favorite with our audience."

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.

“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 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.”

For information phone 630 483 5600 or visit www.hanover-township.org.

Learn more about Mark Dvorak at www.markdvorak.com.

Stay in touch • markdvorakinfo@gmail.com • PO Box 181 • Brookfield IL 60513 • 312 315 4273