Charleston, Illinois

Jackson Avenue Coffee features folk guitarist & songwriter Mark Dvorak April 22

CHARLESTON IL - Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Avenue welcomes guitarist, folk artist and singer songwriter Mark Dvorak to music series Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 pm.

Dvorak is busy at work on his 20th CD release Live & Alone, recorded in an empty concert hall during the height of the pandemic lock down. He is also planning to publish his fourth book of essays, 31 Winters,  which reflects on his long journey through music and teaching.

“At this stage of the game,” said the singer from his home outside Chicago, Illinois, “I feel like I’m doing my best work.”

“I got word that Mark was headed our way this spring so I phoned him up,” said Jackson Avenue proprietor Dan Rieble. “We’re thrilled he was able to fit us in and we’re thrilled to have him in Charleston."

The Chicago Tribune has called Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” Dvorak has won awards for journalism and children’s music, and was honored in 2013 with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2012 Rich Warren, long time host of The Midnight Special radio program named Dvorak “Chicago’s official troubadour.”

There is no admission charge for the concert, but a free will donation will be accepted.

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