John Gorka

Writing in the Margins

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The singer-songwriter John Gorka specializes in songs of regret, and this set, in which he's accompanied by frequent collaborator Nanci Griffith and a small band, contains some heartachingly beautiful examples. Gorka's version of Townes Van Zandt's "Snow Don't Fall" gets a beautiful setting of acoustic guitar and electric piano, while Gorka's own "The Lockkeeper" is a hard-edged narrative told in a deceptively matter-of-fact style.

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