The Company You Keep (John Gorka album)

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The Company You Keep
Gorka Company You Keep.jpg
Studio album by John Gorka
Released March 13, 2001
Genre Folk
Singer-songwriter
Label Red House
Producer John Gorka
Rob Genadek
Andy Stochansky
John Gorka chronology
After Yesterday
(1998)After Yesterday1998
The Company You Keep
(2001)
Old Futures Gone
(2003)Old Futures Gone2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Acoustic Guitar (Gorka's gear) (not rated) link
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Billboard (favorable) [1]
Boston Herald (favorable) [2] link
Dirty Linen (favorable) [3]
Paste (favorable) link
Sing Out! (favorable) [4]
sonicnet.com (favorable) 5/'01 archv at the Wayback Machine (archived May 9, 2001)
Washington Post (mixed) [5] link
Vintage Guitar (favorable) link

The Company You Keep is the Eighth studio album by folk singer-songwriter John Gorka. It was released on March 13, 2001 by Red House Records.

The album debuted at number two on the Folk Music Radio Airplay Chart for March, 2001 and was ranked sixth on the year-end chart for 2001.[6] The tracks receiving the most airplay were "What Was That", "Oh Abraham", "Let Them In", and "People My Age".

As usual many of Gorka's musician friends join him on various tracks. His guests include such talents as Ani DiFranco, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucy Kaplansky, Rich Dworsky, Patty Larkin, John Jennings, Dean Magraw, and Peter Ostroushko.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Gorka

  1. "What Was That" – 5:17
  2. "A Saint's Complaint" – 4:08
  3. "Oh Abraham" – 4:21
  4. "When You Walk In" – 3:21
  5. "Shape of the World" – 3:03
  6. "Morningside" – 3:46
  7. "When I Lost My Faith" – 4:48
  8. "Joint of No Return" – 2:58
  9. "Let Them In" – 4:53
  10. "Over There" – 2:35
  11. "Hank Senior Moment" – 2:06
  12. "Around the House" – 3:20
  13. "Wisheries" – 5:53
  14. "People My Age" – 2:16

Personnel[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Bessman, "Singer/Songwriter Jim [sic] Gorka Returns to Red House", Billboard, 113:10, March 10, 2001
  2. ^ Daniel Gewertz, "Gorka keeps company with stellar musicians," The Boston Herald, March 23, 2001
  3. ^ "Linen Shorts: The Company You Keep, Dirty Linen, # 100, June–July 2002, p.83
  4. ^ "Off the Beaten Track: John Gorka/The Company You Keep", by Rich Warren, Sing Out!, Vol. 45, # 2, Summer 2001, p. 138
  5. ^ Geoffery Himes, "John Gorka, 'The Company You Keep'", The Washington Post, April 13, 2001
  6. ^ Top Albums of March 2001 and Top albums of 2001 compiled by Richard Gillmann from FolkDJ-L radio playlists.