Mark Dvorak in Rockford Feb. 21

Staff Report

JustGoods Fair Trade Store welcomes Chicago’s official troubadour Mark Dvorak to its listening room for a concert of folk and original songs at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21. JustGoods is at 201 Seventh St., Rockford. The show is for all ages, and a donation of $10 is suggested.

Dvorak, who was named “Chicago’s Troubadour” by WFMT 98.7 FM fine arts radio last year, has sustained a career of performing, recording and teaching that has spanned more than 25 years. He has performed in 36 states and several countries abroad with only his guitar, five-string banjo and his songs.

In December, his first book of essays and poems, Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road, was published.

JustGoods Music Director Ron Holm noted: “We’re excited to have Mark return to our listening room. We’re thrilled that Mark is able to add us to his winter tour, and all of Rockford is looking forward to his appearance.”

Contact JustGoods at (815) 965 8903, or on the web at Visit

From the Feb. 19-25, 2014, issue

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