Timberhead Music Presents Gordon Bok
Welcome to Maine folk musician 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 and other Maine folk singers, and we welcome your calls and emails for booking Gordon to perform in your area.
Fri - Sun June 28,29,30: Altamont, NY: Old Songs Festival
for full details about Gordon's concerts see Gordon's schedule page or his Facebook event page
"I keep a very large repertoire alive; Iím always learning or making songs, because they reflect my changing understanding of the world. These are some of the songs you have requested in concert or asked me to record. Here you go, then, and thanks for asking." ~ Gordon
Gordon's newest album is a collection of old and new favorite songs,just inviting you to sing along.
Available now at Timberhead Music.
News From Carol:
May 2012 brought a fantastic three-week trip to Southern England. Visits with friends old and new - some were musicians we had corresponded with but never met. We were fortunate to attend folk clubs and sessions in pubs and homes from Sussex to Cornwall to hear local musicians and play some ourselves. A harp on loan for a week and gardens everywhere satisfied musical and horticultural urges.
We had the use of a canal boat moored in Ely on the River Great Ouse north of Cambridge with swans nesting with little cygnets paddling about, and cows and calves coming to the canal edge to drink. The Ely Cathedral, called "the ship of the fens", did look like a ship traversing the marsh. Coincidentally we happened to be there the day of the Royal School of Choral Music concert, a gathering of 250 choristers from all over the country.
We visited Port Isaac, home of Doc Martin, and soaked up the ambiance of that Cornish village for a few hours at low tide. One day, we drove along the narrow lanes from harbor to harbor overlooking the coast bewteen Newquay and Padstow. The next day a Padstow fishing boat took us out to look back on the same cliffs, lifeboat stations and lighthouses we had seen the day before. This time we also saw grey seal pups hauled out on ledges with Papa standing by.
Train travel for some legs of the trip was very pleasant, especially because of the assistance provided for people with restricted mobility. With a phone call the day before, a friendly assistant with wheelchair appeared to deliver me from curbside to train seat, often involving crossing tracks following a call to the section agent to confirm no trains coming through!
From Wivenhoe in East Anglia to Cornwall on the West coast, it was a dream of a three-week trip. Though we were gone before Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration, this trip was a grand celebration of our 4th wedding anniversary year, although I must say it does feel more like sixteen years...
What Gordon's up to lately