the American Songbag

Midwest troubadour Mark Dvorak to perform in Galesburg October 8

GALESBURG IL - The Carl Sandburg Historic Site, 313 East Third Street welcomes folk singer songwriter Mark Dvorak to the Songbag Concert Series on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00 pm.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Galesburg,” said the singer from his home outside Chicago. “Mr. Sandburg has been an inspiration and a source since I was first introduced to him in middle school, a long time ago.”

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.”

“At this stage of the game, I feel like I’m doing my best work,” said Dvorak who 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.

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