John Gorka

After Yesterday

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With a warm baritone that exudes keen understanding, John Gorka explores the nature of many things on this album. On the very fine "Wisdom," the singer invests what most would consider a virtue with melancholy baggage: "Wisdom exists though it's not commonly found/It's got the lonesomest howl of any dog in the pound." As with his other fine releases, Gorka gently wends his way through insight after insight, with spare production and an easy confidence. This isn't therapy in the guise of contemporary folk; this is the real deal.

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