Oyster River Folk Schedule, 2018-2019
GORDON BOK IN CONCERT APRIL 20, 2019 – 7 PM
Gordon Bok’s music is synonymous with the folklore of the sea. Gordon grew up in Camden, Maine, where he worked on or near the water much of his earlier years, in shipyards and on sailing vessels, serving in every capacity from dishwasher to captain. As the original first mate on the sloop “Clearwater”, he toured the New England coast with the Hudson River Sloop Singers. His repertoire consists of a rich trove of ballads of Maine and the Maritimes, songs and dances from abroad, stories of boats and sailors, tales of seal-folk and cantefables of his own composition, contemporary songs and guitar instrumentals. He performs on 6- and 12-string guitars as well as the “cellamba” – a cross between a cello and a bass viol da gamba – which he designed himself. He also sings a cappella, plying the resonant bass-baritone voice that has become a Bok trademark.
Gordon has recorded over twenty albums, both solo and with other musicians, and performs at folk clubs, concert halls and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Scandinavia. He has appeared in concert with the Paul Winter Consort and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and on the radio program, “A Prairie Home Companion”. In the words of one critic, “If the sea had a voice with which to sing, it would be the voice of Gordon Bok.”
TICKETS $15 / $5 STUDENTS
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM
DURHAM UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
20 MADBURY RD., DURHAM, NH
…One of the most potent duo teams in acoustic music, they jump from showstopping jigs and fiddle tunes to house- shaking blues rockers, soaring gospel duets, and achingly beautiful ballads. Reid’s legendary acoustic and slide guitar work, autoharp, banjo and mandolins mesh with Andersen’s powerful fiddling, and they take turns on lead and harmony vocals to showcase a large and varied repertoire of original, traditional and contemporary Americana music.They will perform separately and together.
DURHAM UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 20 MADBURY RD., DURHAM, NH