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Gordon Bok grew up around the boatyards of Camden, Maine, and worked on many different boats from fishing boats to passenger schooners to yachts, on his own coast and others. As he sailed, he learned songs and ballads of the sea and the schooners and the fishes and fishermen. Later he sang of mythical sea folk, seals and selkies who came to him in dreams and legends. At a time when folk music was experiencing a great revival, he was a leader in preserving, collecting, creating and sharing a wide variety of rich and intensely beautiful songs of both land and sea. His mastery of both the 6- and 12-string guitars added to his already well-developed vocal expression to create an unmistakable style that has carried him through decades of being one of our most cherished folk artists. He has made more than a score of albums, and many other musicians, including Archie Fisher, Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, have recorded his songs. In addition, his music has been used in films and published in folk music anthologies, including Rise Up Singing­ and his own collections, Time and The Flying Snow and One To Sing, One To Haul.

Gordon grew up in a musical home and started playing guitar when he was nine. After high school, he worked on boats and collected sea songs. During the winter, he worked as a carpenter and teacher in Philadelphia where he discovered a thriving folk music scene and began performing. Dissatisfied with the images generally portrayed of people who work on the water, he began to write songs based in the experiences of those he knew, real people whose language was honest, whose feelings were credible. These early works, songs like “Bay of Fundy”, began to get attention, as did his rich voice and fluid guitar work. Paul Stookey, of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, produced Gordon’s first album for Verve.

In addition to performing in concert halls, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Scandinavia, Gordon has taught choral singing and song writing at summer music camps and other gatherings. He has organized choral groups in his own community and gladly shares his knowledge with others wishing to do the same. A superb storyteller, he often introduces songs in concert with a bit of their origin and history.


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Apples in the Basket - Gordon Bok (CD5046)

Here is Gordon's latest album which is a collection of many of your most requested favorites including Apples in the Basket and Hills of Isle Au Haut. "Here is a trawl through some of the songs that have engaged my life these last few years.

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Apples in the Basket  - Gordon Bok





Bok, Gordon - DEAR TO OUR ISLAND (CD5044)

Bok, Gordon - DEAR TO OUR ISLAND

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Bok, Gordon - DEAR TO OUR ISLAND





Bok, Muir, Trickett - Fashioned in the Clay (CD104)

Bok, Muir, Trickett - Fashioned in the Clay

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Bok, Muir, Trickett - Fashioned in the Clay





Bok, Muir, Trickett - Minneapolis Concert (CD110)

Bok, Muir, Trickett - Minneapolis Concert

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Bok, Muir, Trickett - Minneapolis Concert





Gordon Bok - Clear Away In the Morning (CD1001)

Gordon Bok - Clear Away In the Morning

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Gordon Bok  - Clear Away In the Morning





Gordon Bok - A Rogue's Gallery of Songs for 12-Str (C94)

Gordon Bok - A Rogue's Gallery of Songs for 12-String

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Gordon Bok - A Rogue's Gallery of Songs for 12-Str




Gordon Bok - A Rogue's Gallery of Songs for 12-Str (CD94)

Gordon Bok - A Rogue's Gallery of Songs for 12-String

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Gordon Bok - A Rogue's Gallery of Songs for 12-Str





Gordon Bok - A Tune for November (CD40)

Gordon Bok - A Tune for November

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Gordon Bok - A Tune for November





Gordon Bok - Another Land Made of Water (CD72)

Gordon Bok - Another Land Made of Water

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Gordon Bok - Another Land Made of Water





Gordon Bok - Bay of Fundy (CD54)

Gordon Bok - Bay of Fundy A favorite of many Bok fans.

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Gordon Bok - Bay of Fundy





Gordon Bok - GATHERINGS (CD5041)

Gordon Bok - GATHERINGS

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Gordon Bok - GATHERINGS





Gordon Bok - IN THE KIND LAND (CD5043)

Gordon Bok - IN THE KIND LAND

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Gordon Bok - IN THE KIND LAND





Gordon Bok - Jeremy Brown and Jeannie Teal (CD84)

Gordon Bok - Jeremy Brown and Jeannie Teal

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Gordon Bok - Jeremy Brown and Jeannie Teal





Gordon Bok - Jeremy Brown and Jeannie Teal (C84)

Gordon Bok - Jeremy Brown and Jeannie Teal

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Gordon Bok - Jeremy Brown and Jeannie Teal




Gordon Bok - NORTH WIND'S CLEARING - CD-1005 (CD1005)

NORTH WIND'S CLEARING - Gordon Bok - CD-1005

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Gordon Bok - NORTH WIND'S CLEARING - CD-1005






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