Highly Acclaimed Folk Singers Come to Hamilton

John Gorka, who was named the "preeminent malesinger/songwriter of the New Folk Movement" by Rolling Stone magazine,will perform at Hamilton College on Tuesday, April 23, at 8 p.m., in theFillius Events Barn. (Doors open at 7:15 p.m.) He will be joined with specialguest Lucy Kaplansky, who returns to Hamilton after an outstanding fallheadline performance. Admission to the event is $5 for the general public andfree with a Hamilton I.D. There will also be free refreshments available.

Gorka, who is known for applying his rich baritone vocals to a wide range ofsong forms, has toured with Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter. On hisnewest album, Out of the Valley, he continues to broaden hismultifaceted approach to songcraft with intimate confessional songs, humorousobservations about daily life and poignant commentary on political moods.

Kaplansky began her career singing in Chicago, but has long been a fixture ofthe Greenwich Village music scene. She made her mark as a Folk City regular,as part of the Fast Folk Co-op crowd and with Song Project, a group whichearned critical acclaim doing material by Greenwich Village writers. Forseveral years, she performed with Shawn Colvin as a duo, and has lent her voiceto many of her colleagues' releases. She has also landed soundtrack credits,such as Pretty in Pink and The Firm. Her debut album, TheTide, was named "one of the true hidden gems of the year" by theMinneapolis Star Tribune.

The performance is part of the Acoustic Coffeehouse Series, sponsoredby the Campus Activities Board.

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