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John Gorka Concert Slated for Sept. 12

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse presents an online concert by John Gorka, on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m. to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry. 

Called “the pre-eminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk movement” by Rolling Stone, John Gorka possesses a commandingly beautiful baritone voice. His articulate guitar playing compliments his superb lyrics on songs that are romantic, cosmic, poetic, haunting in their imagery or hilarious.

The Boston Globe says “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Many well-known artists have recorded and/or performed his songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell.  With a tangle of songs that emotionally connect us all and leave a tender trace, John Gorka stimulates the cerebrum, keeps our smiles agile and fit and reconnects us with what really matters most in music: honesty. His atmosphere allows for the listener to feel his individualized attention, his lyrical tenderness, his care for the guitar and his true presence. Visit to learn more.

View this show on YouTube, Facebook,  or join a Zoom meeting to interact with the performer. More information and links will be available on the Circle of Friends website closer to the concert date.

There is no fee for the concert but donations will be accepted in a virtual tip jar and will benefit the Franklin Food Pantry.

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society.