Folksinger Gordon Bok Appearing LIVE at CMM Oct. 21

September 14, 2011

See American folksinger/songwriter Gordon Bok appearing live at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. A leader in preserving, collecting, and creating rich and intense songs of the land and sea, Time Magazine deemed Bok as the “poet laureate of those who go down to the sea in ships.” Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased at or by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or 17. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 each.

A Camden, Maine native, Bok began singing and playing the guitar at the age of nine. Working on or near the water for much of his earlier years, in shipyards and on vessels, has been the inspiration behind his music. He performs with 6- and 12-string guitars, as well as a baritone viol da gamba – which he designed himself. He also sings a cappella, plying the resonant bass-baritone voice that has become his trademark.

Bok’s repertoire consists of a rich trove of ballads of Maine and the Maritimes, songs and dances of the Americas and abroad, stories of boats and sailors, his own composition of sea folk tales, contemporary songs, and instrumentals. He’s recorded over twenty albums, and plays at concert halls, festivals, and folk clubs throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Scandanavia.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with beer and wine available for sale in the museum lobby. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at, by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or 17, or at the door for $20 each.