Old Futures Gone is the ninth studio album by folksinger-songwriterJohn Gorka. It was released on September 23, 2003 by Red House Records. The album debuted at number two on the Folk Music Radio Airplay Chart and reached number one in October 2003. Gorka shares writing credit with his wife, Laurie Allman, for the lyrics of "Trouble and Care".
^Lahri Bond, "Recordings: Old Futures Gone", Dirty Linen, April/May 2004 (Quotes: "The result is not always pleasing, as Gorka has built a career on deeply meaningful and witty songs crooned out in a voice that is deep and rich as butterscotch. One would never deny an artist his right to grow and change, but not all of those changes are successful." / "The problem is both in the lack of depth in the song's lyrics, coupled with the deadly disease shared by most American singer/songwriters who believe that a cleverly constructed set of rhymes makes for a good sting. Songs should never be reduced to writing exercises. Gorka had never fallen into the trap of formula -- until now." / "This is not to say that this is a bad album. There are some great moments, even on the hook-laden "War Makes War" and "Trouble & Care, but songs such as "Outside" seem like pointless reworking of older material.")
^Randy Harward, CD Review: John Gorka - Old Futures Gone", Harp, Dec 2003/Jan 2004