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Thread #137754   Message #3151830
Posted By: ChanteyLass
10-May-11 - 11:42 PM
Thread Name: John Gorka, Michelle Lewis, RI 5/14/11
Subject: John Gorka, Michelle Lewis, RI 5/14/11
John Gorka will be performing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse on May 14, 2011. Michelle Lewis opens the concert. Stone Soup is at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI. It is a few blocks from Rt. 95, just north of Providence and just south of the Massachusetts state line.

Tickets are $20.00 and available on Paypal at the link below. (Discounted prices for students and children)

John Gorka began his music career as a student, volunteering at the folk club, Godfrey Daniels. His 14 albums and his touring (over 150 nights a year at times) brought accolades for his craft. Rolling Stone called him "the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement." His rich multi-faceted songs full of depth, beauty, and emotion gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe where his tours led him through Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland, and Germany.

Other performers also discovered his songwriting. His material is championed by many — to date more than a score of artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Black, and Maura O'Connell. He also started sharing tours with many notable friends — Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. All this has brought his music to an ever-widening audience. His video for the single "When She Kisses Me" found a long-term rotation on VH-1's "Current Country," as well as on CMT and the Nashville Network. John has also graced the stage of Austin City Limits, appeared on CNN, and been the subject of other national programming.

When Michelle Lewis performs she is living the life to which her songs aspire. Her music is caring, vivacious and completely authentic. Her fingers articulate every note; her voice picks out every word. But you don't hear notes and you don't hear words. When Michelle plays, all you hear is music, and it all makes sense. Michelle writes intensely visual songs, rich with melodic texture and emotional depth, and she performs with an unmistakable swagger. Too refined to call folk and too personal to call pop, her music surprises listeners who think they know what to expect from a singer/songwriter, and those who never expected to like one. Michelle recorded her debut album, "This Time Around," in 2004 and is currently celebrating the release of her new EP, "Broken."

John Gorka's website is

Michelle Lewis' website is