All posts tagged: Avalon Theatre

John Gorka Preview

I mentioned a week ago that singer/songwriter John Gorka was playing at the historic Avalon Theater in Easton, Maryland on November 20th. Gorka has a way with words and a melody.  One of my favorite John Gorka songs  is Love is Our Cross to Bear. It’s from me, it’s to you For your eyes It’s a weight, a wonder that is wise I am here, you are there Love is our cross to bear I found this really sweet video of Gorka singing Love is Our Cross to Bear from a recent concert in The Netherlands. Let me know if you make it to Easton for the concert.  In any event, enjoy. More to come… DJB

Terrific roots music coming to Washington this fall

We’re into fall here in the Washington region and that means that the acoustic music scene is busy pointing toward those holiday concerts.  But before December arrives, there are a few highlights for lovers of bluegrass, Americana, and roots music in the District of Columbia. This Monday, the Blue Moon Cowgirls and flatpicking champion Orrin Star are featured at the Institute of Musical Traditions concert in Rockville.  I’ve heard Star before, and he’s a treat for those who like the old flat top. Country singer extraordinaire Patty Loveless will be at the Birchmere on November 1st.  She’ll no doubt be featuring tunes from  her new album, Mountain Soul II. The original Mountain Soul was a terrific album, and the follow-up begins with a great version of that old country classic, Busted. (Well the bills are all due and the babies need shoes, we’re busted…) Sure to be a great show. For those who don’t mind a bit of a drive, folksinger John Gorka is playing on November 20th at the historic Avalon Theatre in beautiful …