Old Futures Gone

Old Futures Gone

Studio album by John Gorka

Released
September 23, 2003

Genre
Folk
Singer-songwriter

Label
Red House

Producer
Rob Genadek

John Gorka chronology

The Company You Keep
(2001)
Old Futures Gone
(2003)
Writing in the Margins
(2006)

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source
Rating

Allmusic
[1]

Detroit Free Press
[2]

Dirty Linen
Unfavorable[3]

Harp
Favorable[4]

PopMatters
Mixed[5]

Rambles
Favorable[6]

Sing Out!
Favorable[7]

Sydney Morning Herald
Favorable[8]

Old Futures Gone is the ninth studio album by folk singer-songwriter John 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.[9] Gorka shares writing credit with his wife, Laurie Allman, for the lyrics of “Trouble and Care”.
Lucy Kaplansky, Alice Peacock, Kathleen Johnson and Joel Sayles each add harmony vocals to various tracks.

Track listing[edit]

“Dogs & Thunder” (Gorka) – 5:20
“Always” (Gorka) – 3:55
“Look the Other Way” (Gorka) – 3:11
“Outside” (Gorka) – 4:48
“Trouble & Care” (Allmann, Gorka) – 4:16
“Make Them Crazy” (Gorka) – 3:15
“Old Future” (Gorka) – 3:55
“Lay Me Down” (Gorka) – 4:18
“Shapes” (Gorka) – 3:49
“Soldier After All” (Gorka) – 4:27
“Poor Side” (Gorka) – 4:46
“War Makes War” (Gorka) – 4:06
“If Not Now” (Gorka) – 1:33
“Riverside” (Gorka) – 4:01

Credits[edit]

Marc Anderson – Percussion, Drums
Jim Anton – Bass
Rick Barnes – Engineer
J. T. Bates – Drums
Zack Bates – Assistant Engineer
Dirk Freymuth – Guitar (Electric)
Rob Genadek – Percussion, Tambourine, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
John Gorka – Guitar (Acoustic), Banjo, Vocals
Kathleen Johnson – Harmony Vocals
Lucy Kaplansky – Harmony Vocals
Carla Leighton – Art Direction, Design
Noah Levy – Drums
Dean Magraw – Guitar (Electric)
Ann Marsden – Photography
John Munson – Bass
Gene Paul – Mastering
Alice Peacock – Harmony Vocals
Rob & The Players – Arranger
Joel Sayles – Harmony Vocals
Enrique Toussaint – Bass
Jeff Victor – Keyboards
Ben Wittman – Engineer

References[edit]

^ Lankford, Ronnie D., Jr. Old Futures Gone at AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
^ “What’s New in record racks”, Detroit Free Press, October 10, 2003
^ 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