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Mark Dvorak featured in Concert Conversations April 24
Snapshotmusic hosts Mark Dvorak, a modern-day troubadour who has never stopped performing, writing and recording. He has been called folk singer’s folk singer who has an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional songs. See him at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St., Rockford.
Since 1981, Dvorak has performed in most of the United States, and has visited several countries in Europe. Though he often appears on festival stages and in theaters, he is also at home in more intimate settings. His concerts are a mix of the familiar and the new, traditional folk and standards from the American songbook. He plays authentic country blues guitar and picks great old-time banjo. He enjoys involving his audiences in sing-along songs, just like The Weavers used to do, and he mixes in his own well-crafted and often poignant originals.
His roots are in Chicago, but for more than 25 years, he has been crisscrossing the country, performing, teaching and learning all the while. He’s visited big cities and little towns, bonding with audiences wherever he goes. Dvorak continues to be an integral member of the faculty at Chicago’s venerable Old Town School of Folk Music. When he’s not on the road, you can find him there, teaching, jamming with students and passersby, or just hanging out.
Since 1986, thousands of music students have passed through his classes. He has helped many a beginner get through their first chords and strums, and has hosted a catalogue of master classes and workshops on a range of subjects from old-time banjo picking to the legacy of the great Lead Belly, to many other topics related to the study of the American folk song.
Admission is $10. Seating is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. For more information, call (815) 964-2238 or visit www.Snapshotmusic.com.
From the April 18-24, 2012, issue