photo by Bill Gamble

Timberhead Music Presents Gordon Bok

Welcome to Maine folk musician/composer Gordon Bok's website.  Here  you can find all the latest news about Gordon: upcoming concerts and events, CDs and updates on our latest projects.

Timberhead Music is your online music store for Gordon Bok's recordings and a hand-picked selection of others you might enjoy.


It has come to our attention that several musicians wanting to record songs composed by Gordon Bok have received mechanical licenses from agencies not associated with Timberhead Music LLC, the sole agency representing him. All of Gordon’s songs are copyrighted and registered with Timberhead Music and only Timberhead Music can legally license recordings of them. Please be advised that any other agency claiming to have the authority to issue mechanical licenses does not in fact have that authority. All permission requests need to be directed to Timberhead in order to be legal. We all want to do the right thing, so please respect copyright procedures.


Upcoming Concerts

for full details about Gordon's concerts see Gordon's schedule page or his Facebook event page

Together Again For the First TimeLatest Release (2017)

Gordon Bok and Bob Zentz - Together Again For the First Time

"In late March 1979, Gordon and I were on an odyssey of exploration, friendship, teaching, and learning. We tried to create a blueprint of the mystical “business” called “music”, but in reality, you can’t distill what we do down to a formula… it’s more like alchemy of old, lost to time but alive in our imagining.

Two old friends are now privileged to revisit it again in our later years. As the saying goes, you had to be there… but if you weren’t, you can be now."

                          ~Bob Zentz, 2017

Available now at Timberhead Music.

Gordon's News:

This is from my friend Ulla SKšld from Vara, Sweden:

"Incidentally--doing research is easy these days--I found on http://www.bartleby.com/41/327.html there is an author given (although with a "?") for "Call The Ewes": by Isobel Pagan (1741-1821). "Rise Up Singing" attributed it to Robert Burns.

www.bartleby.com (Harvard Classics Vol. 41) also says that Sir Walter Scott wrote the words to "Jock O'Hazeldean."


We are updating our records accordingly.

Carol's Corner:

          I was interviewed recently about my stroke for the Brain Injury Association of Maine newsletter. They have collected stories from Maine survivors. I am proud to be included among these remarkable stories of will, perseverance and hope as we have all moved on and gone on to re-invent ourselves as we learn there is life after stroke. My story is #18 in the list but they are continually adding more stories.
          March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.

www.biausa.org/Maine/Our-Stories

March 2017

What Gordon's up to lately

  • Gordon's Notes: Info about Gordon's work with Kalmyk music.
  • Touring Update: Gordon will still be the occasional concert, but he has decided it's time to retire from official performance tours. Thank you all so much for your support and attendance all these years.
  • Check out Gordon's CDs and ongoing sales at Timberhead Music.
  • Gordon's Woodcarvings Update: Gordon's woodcarvings will be on exhibit at the Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery (9 Water Street, just beyond the Harbor) in Rockland, Maine September 1st - Nov 30.
  • Look for Gordon Bok, and Timberhead Music on Facebook.