John Gorka

Singer-songwriter John Gorka, a prominent figure in the New Folk Movement.

ASTORIA — One man on stage with a guitar can change the world.

That’s the way it is with world-renowned singer-songwriter John Gorka, who’s been stopping audiences in their tracks with his magical take on contemporary folk music since the 1980s.

Join Coast Community Radio in welcoming Gorka to the Performing Arts Center in Astoria, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, for a memorable evening of music.

Gorka’s ballads on life, love and flying horses will touch your heart and soul. Rolling Stone magazine called him “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.”

Coast Community Radio listeners often hear Gorka’s music on KMUN Astoria 91.9 and KTCB Tillamook 89.5 FM. Seeing him live is another thing entirely — Gorka is as kind and thoughtful in person as he is in song.

Tickets are available at libertyastoria.org.

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