Folksinger Dvorak to open new music series in Wheaton
WHEATON IL - The Burning Bush Art Gallery, 216 N. Main Street, will present an intimate evening with folksinger-songwriter Mark Dvorak on Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 pm.
“There has been a need for a small venue for acoustic music in the far west suburbs for awhile now,” said Burning Bush music director Dona Benkert, who has been teaching, performing and producing events for the last quarter century.
“Our plans have come together rather quickly, and we are overjoyed that Mark was able to fit us into tour schedule. We collaborated on a number of projects in the early 1990s, and it has been exciting to watch him grow as a performer and an artist over the years. We’re looking forward to his performance.”
“Dona and I go back a long time," said Dvorak. “She and her husband Dan have done a lot of important work in the folk community over the years.”
Dvorak has recorded sixteen albums to date, including his acclaimed 2011 Waterbug release, Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me. Last year he was honored with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award by Folk Alliance International, and in 2012 was named “Chicago's official troubadour” by WFMT 98.7 fm Midnight Special host Rich Warren.
The Chicago Tribune has called him “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2013 he published his second collection of essays and poetry, “Bowling for Christmas & Other Tales from the Road.”
The concert series is sponsored by the Folk-Lore Center. General admission is $10. Reservations can be made by phoning 630 393 1247. Visit the Burning Bush Art Gallery on Facebook here.
For more information on Mark Dvorak visit his website at www.markdvorak.com.