Midwest Folk Music Troubadour Mark Dvorak & Song Writing Legend Michael Smith to Appear at SPACE in Evanston, Illinois
09/24/2009

Nationally known folk singer and songwriter, MARK DVORAK, and song writing legend MICHAEL
SMITH will appear in concert on Sunday, October 18, 7:00 pm at Evanston, Illinois’ SPACE, 1245
Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL.

Online PR News – 24-September-2009 – – Nationally known folk singer and songwriter, MARK DVORAK, and song writing legend MICHAEL
SMITH will appear in concert on Sunday, October 18, 7:00 pm at Evanston, Illinois’ SPACE, 1245
Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL.

Since 1981, Dvorak has been crisscrossing the country, living the life of the traveling troubadour and honing his craft as musician, songwriter and entertainer. He has distinguished himself as a unique and influential figure on the national folk scene. Called “a folk singer’s folk singer who follows unerringly in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie,” Dvorak performs more than 200 concerts per year. His song writing has been called “wondrous” and “profound.” He is an integral member of the faculty at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, and when he’s not on the road he can be found there teaching, jamming with students and passers by. The Rockford Folk Music Society calls Mark, “The Midwest’s premiere keeper of traditions.” The Chicago Tribune has called his performance, “Masterful.” SING OUT! Magazine wrote, “Dvorak shines.” Trips through Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, a recording session in Nashville, and even a tour of Finland were a part of Dvorak’s summer itinerary.

“Michael and Mark represent the best in Chicago’s long folk legacy,” said Dave Specter, co-owner of Evanston SPACE. “Michael of course, with his work with Steve Goodman and Mark with his deep connection with the Old Town School of Folk Music.”

Michael Smith is internationally recognized for his legacy of outstanding songs, theatrical pieces and wide critical acclaim. Smith and Goodman collaborated on a number of songs before Goodman’s untimely death in 1984. Goodman also had hit records of Smith compositions “The Dutchman,” “Spoon River” and “Video Tape.” Smith has also won awards for his work on Frank Galati’s The Grapes of Wrath, and won a Jeff award for the locally produced Michael, Margaret, Pat & Kate.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the SPACE concert with Mark Dvorak and Michael Smith, call (847) 492-8860 or visit www.evanstonspace.com.

For more information about Mark Dvorak, to contact him for an interview, or to book him for a performance, visit www.markdvorak.com or call (708) 442-0823.

More information about Michael Smith, visit www.michaelsmithmusic.com.

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