photo by Janet Buck-Marusov
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.
for full details about Gordon's concerts see Gordon's schedule page or his Facebook event page
not a concert, but a wonderful event with Maine fishermen and mariners - Working on the Water VI:
Sat Nov 7, 1:00 PM, Rockland, ME Working on the Water
Latest Release (2013)
Song of the Lady Odivere
Originally released on cassette tape as Play of the Lady Odivere this re-mastered CD edition of Gordon's folk opera is a timeless tale of love, conflict, and betrayal. Featuring Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, and Euclid Hanbury.
Available now at Timberhead Music.
Our Australian friends, Penny Davies and Roger Ilott, were the anchor of our New Zealand/Australia tour in 2003. A year later I had my stroke (note: Do things now, what are you waiting for?!). In October 2010, after visiting with us, Penny wrote the poem, “Counting Quarters.”
Gordon’s brother, Tony Bok, while living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), used to say he felt like he woke up each morning with a pile of energy “quarters” and he knew by the end of the day they would be gone. So he had to be very smart about how he chose to spend those quarters.
This fall, Penny and Roger visited us in Maine. Unbeknownst to me, Gordon had recently put music to Penny’s poem and the three of them quietly worked up this version. When they came outside to the picnic table where I was sitting on a golden September afternoon and sang it, I completely melted into a heap, drenched in love and caring. And I still do when I hear it now.
Listen to the whole song here:
What Gordon's up to lately
Gordon's Notes: Last updated: 2/15/15
Touring Update: Gordon is winding up his touring career this spring. While there will still be the occasional concert, 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: Catalogue available Click here to order Songs in the Wood. See the carvings website for current gallery information.
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