John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer

John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer


  • May 6, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $23 advance | $28 door

After 14 critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Patty Larkin and more, John Gorka this past January released True in Time. The 12-song collection spans a lyrical spectrum from the spirit lives of dogs, to the people of the Taos Pueblo, to the idea that all songs manifest in time. John says, “I wrote the title track with Pete Kennedy. When Carrie Fisher and her mom, Debbie Reynolds, died within a day of each other, I quoted lines from Paul Simon’s ‘Mother & Child Reunion’ on Facebook — ‘Oh I would not give you false hope on this strange and mournful day. But a mother and child reunion is only a motion away.’ Pete responded, ‘Maybe all songs come true in time.’ Later he wrote, ‘True in time sounds like a song,’ and we proceeded to write the song long distance via the Internet.” Also included on the album is a pair of lost songs, “Blues with A Rising Sun” and “Red Eye & Roses,” both recovered from fan recordings, and both songs that John felt belonged among his more recent compositions. The album was recorded old school with the musicians all playing together in one place, creating a lively, immediate listening experience certain to find a treasured spot in the collection of longtime fans.

On this date John will be joined by guest artist Amilia K Spicer, a singer and songwriter, based in LA and Austin, who’s been compared to Pieta Brown, The Wailin’ Jennys and Lucinda Williams. Spicer has described her musical style as “red-dirt noir, evoking majestic vistas and shadowy mysteries.” Critics routinely reach for superlatives when describing her live performances, as well as her latest album, Wow and Flutter.