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Out of the Valley John Gorka's fifth album, Out of the Valley, may boast guests like Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Kathy Mattea, but the show is his all the...Out of the ValleyRock John Gorka's fifth album, Out of the Valley, may boast guests like Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Kathy Mattea, but the show is his all the...1994-06-03
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Out of the Valley

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: John Gorka; Producer (group): High Street

John Gorka’s fifth album, Out of the Valley, may boast guests like Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Kathy Mattea, but the show is his all the way. Though not a dynamic vocalist, this Pennsylvania singer-songwriter applies his witty wordplay (“The grapes they go for wine/I did too until I tasted you”) to both the somber (“Bigtime Lonesome”) and the silly (the circus romance “Carnival Knowledge”). The result is a low-key set that recalls Dire Straits’ light electric style and tugs an occasional heartstring. B+