Artist / Program Description:
People remember what Mark Dvorak sings. His roots are in Chicago, but since 1981 he has been criss-crossing the country, performing, teaching, and learning all the while. He has visited big cities where his concerts and recordings have been hailed as “a refreshing portrait of the living folk tradition,” and he has traveled many a back road to some little town or out-of-the-way place where the sounds and songs of the American experience seem more deeply rooted. Here, his performance comes across like a friendly conversation with neighbors.
Mark Dvorak is a folk singer’s folk singer who follows unerringly in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, and Art Thieme. With hundreds of songs in his repertoire, he is an entertainer whose performances are marked with a clear knowledge of his music and art, and also with an understanding of what the audience is ready to listen to. Entertaining warmth, sincerity, distinctive talent, and variety in presentation have distinguished Mark Dvorak as one of today’s important folk artists.