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Folk guitarist and singer songwriter Mark Dvorak set for concerts and workshop in northern Wisconsin May 26 and 27

MINOCQUA WI - When singer, songwriter and author Mark Dvorak began his career in music he knew right away he’d be in it for the long haul. Thirty years later he is still writing, recording and on the road performing.

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

On Friday, May 26 at 7:00 pm Dvorak will give an all ages show at the Inspiration Bar located in the Warehouse Arts Center, 107 S. Railroad Street, Eagle River. The event is free but registration is required. Visit www.eagleriverart.com. The event will also be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/WarehouseArtCenter

On Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 pm Dvorak will present a hands-on workshop, “Folk Guitar Basics.” The session will include discussion, demonstrations and an acoustic jam session. The workshop is open to all but aimed toward players who have the ability to change basic chords. The workshop takes place at the Scott Reed Theatre, 8395 Woolpy Drive, Minocqua. 

Also on Saturday, May 27, Dvorak will perform an evening concert at the Scott Reed Theatre, 8395 Woolpy Drive, Minocqua. The concert begins at 6:00 pm. To make a reservation, send an email to woolpy@gmail.com. Phone 715.356.6278 for information and directions to the Scott Reed Theatre. There is no admission charge, but a free will donation of $10-20 is suggested.

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 planning to publish his fourth book of essays, 31 Winters,  which reflects on his long journey through music and teaching.

“Mark is a treasure,” said Jerry Woolpy of Minocqua. He’s been on the road for a lot of years it seems and like fine wine, he just get’s better with age. We’re thrilled to have him back in Minocqua.”

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.” 

Learn more about Mark Dvorak at www.markdvorak.com.

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