ROCKFORD IL – In the turbulent 1960’s folk songs were sung on campuses and heard on the radio. Artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger recorded and performed to packed houses across the country.
For modern day troubadour Mark Dvorak the times haven’t really changed.
“People are looking for each other,” said the singer who performs in Rockford at Spring Creek UCC on Saturday, August 12 at 7:00 pm.
“Folk music and the people who make it have always responded in times of struggle and unrest. Our country and our communities are divided in many ways, but we gather to sing and to affirm all we share in common, and all we hope to achieve.”
Dvorak is busy at work on his eighteenth recording release due out later this year, “Let Love Go On.”
“I’ve been on the road all summer,” he said. “These songs say things that each of us is feeling, but can’t always express at work or the dinner table. And people are responding.”
Dvorak has performed in thirty-eight states and in parts of Europe and Canada. He has won awards for journalism and children’s music. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival, Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International in 2013. Last November he celebrated his 30th anniversary on faculty at Chicago’s venerable Old Town School of Folk Music, where he is artist-in-residence.
Spring Creek UCC is located at 4500 Spring Creek Road in Rockford. A free will donation will be suggested. Pizza and light refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information phone 815 979 1949 or visit www.springcreekucc.org.
For more information on Mark Dvorak go to www.markdvorak.com.