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I Know

I Know

by John Gorka
     
 
By the time he recorded his debut album I Know, John Gorka was already a seasoned veteran and it showed. With excellent harmony vocals from Shawn Colvin and Lucy Kaplansky, who also cut their teeth on the New York City folk circuit, John Gorka recorded an album of original

Overview

By the time he recorded his debut album I Know, John Gorka was already a seasoned veteran and it showed. With excellent harmony vocals from Shawn Colvin and Lucy Kaplansky, who also cut their teeth on the New York City folk circuit, John Gorka recorded an album of original songs that had been road-tested and audience approved. The chorus of nearly every song is instantly memorable, and the simple, acoustic arrangements help bring out his powerful voice. The most impressive feature of this debut is the ability of Gorka to move easily from light-hearted humorous songs ("Winter Cows," "Like My Watch") to serious songs about the complexities of relationships ("Love Is Our Cross to Bear"). The versatility in his songwriting and the expressiveness of his warm baritone would become his trademarks, and John Gorka has become a leader of the genre dubbed "contemporary folk." This stunning debut also established Gorka songs in the folk canon, as his inspirational song "Branching Out" is often sung in elementary schools.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1992
Label:
Red House
UPC:
0033651001829
catalogNumber:
18
Rank:
202949

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Gorka   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Frank Christian   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Christine Lavin   Percussion,Background Vocals
Megon McDonough   Human Whistle
Shawn Colvin   Background Vocals
Lucy Kaplansky   Background Vocals
Robin Batteau   Fiddle,Violin
Mark Dann   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Gillette   Background Vocals
Janice Kollar   Percussion,Background Vocals
Timothy Pitt   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Howie Wyeth   Drums

Technical Credits

John Gorka   Contributor
Shawn Colvin   Vocal Arrangements
Lucy Kaplansky   Vocal Arrangements
Janice Kollar   Arranger,Contributor,Vocal Arrangements
William S. Kollar   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
George Ostroushko   Artwork
William S. Kollar   Producer,Engineer

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