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The Chicago Tribune has called Mark Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”


Mark Dvorak is a musician, songwriter and teacher. He lives in a little house in Brookfield, Illinois, just outside Chicago. When not on the road he teaches at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music where he has been on faculty since 1986.

Mark has given concerts in nearly all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released eighteen albums including 2020's Let Love Go On, and 2011's acclaimed Time Ain't Got Nothin' On Me. 

Dvorak has won awards for journalism, children's music, and in 2013 received the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he was honored with the the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013 he published his second collection of essays and poetry, "Bowling For Christmas & Other Tales from the Road."


Mark tours coast to coast and welcomes all reasonable inquiries.

Mark Dvorak

PO Box 181, Brookfield IL 60513

mobile 312 315 4273  

direct 708 442 0823

 listen & watch

LIVE AUDIO • MDLive • 14:00 • listen here • 4 songs recorded live from June 16, 2018 • The Blue Plate Special WDVX 89.9 fm • Knoxville TN • The Glory of Love • Every Step of the Way • Let Love Go On • Old Friends

LIVE AUDIO • The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour • 11/11/17 • LIVE from the Wild Rose Moon, Plymouth IN • 20:40 • 19:15 • 17:00 • LISTEN HERE

LIVE VIDEO • FARM Official Showcase • 10/21/17 • Trying to Get the Balance Right • This Train Ain’t Bound for Glory Anymore • It’ll Be Better • Let Love Go On • Old Friends (19:51) • WATCH HERE

LIVE AUDIO LIVE from WFMT Folk Stage9/1/12 • Ruben You Can Play Your Banjo • I Hate to See the Summer Go • It’ll Be Better (11:09) • LISTEN HERE 


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• Video links here

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Stay in touch • info AT • PO Box 181 • Brookfield IL 60513 • 312 315 4273