MP3 Mark Dvorak - Every Step of the Way
Veteran Chicago folk/blues musician Mark Dvorak steps out with his first CD of original songs, adding elements of old pop, swing and country.
12 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Folk, POP: Folky Pop
People remember what Mark Dvorak sings. His roots are in Chicago but since 1981, he has been criss-crossing the country performing, teaching and learning all the while. He''s visited big cities where his concerts and recordings have been hailed as "a refreshing portrait of the living folk tradition," and he''s traveled many a back road to some little town or out-of-the-way place where the sounds and songs of the American experience seem more deeply rooted; where his performance comes across like a friendly conversation with neighbors.
Mark Dvorak is a folk singer''s folk singer who follows unerringly in the footsteps of artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy and Art Thieme. With hundreds of songs in his repertoire, he is an entertainer whose performances are marked with a clear knowledge of his music and art and also with an understanding of what a given audience is ready to listen to. His natural style of performing can make an old song sound new and a new song sound familiar. Entertaining warmth, sincerity, distinctive talent and variety in presentation have distinguished Mark Dvorak as on of today''s important folk artists.
"This CD is beautiful. Mark''s own lyrics and tunes take chances â€" and they work beautifully!Â All the years he workedÂ in and with American musical roots traditions have been gloriously utilized â€" and realized.”
â€"- Art Thieme, Peru, IL
“I loved your record...great songs and great singing; wonderful playing...just very mature and excellent work”
â€" Michael Smith, Chicago, IL
"...it''s the originals that put this album over the top..."
-- Paul Schingle
"Dvorak has taken a rocket car to the next stage of his career...''Every Step of the Way'' deserves a listen."
-- Scot Witt, Plank Road Folk Music Society, Downers Grove, IL