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Mike Youngblood
Alaska
  
28 September 2008, 12:31 pm

We sure enjoyed your performance last evening here in Ketchikan, AK. I just e-mailed my friend Mark Hanson at Accent On Music and told him he needs to recruit you for one of the instructors at his annual guitar seminar in Portland. I look forward to hearing and perhaps learning more of your music.


Cynthia
California
  
16 September 2008, 03:21 pm

We are waiting here in the Bay area. Please don't forget about us.


Gordon
Maine
  
13 September 2008, 05:23 pm

Mikaela, that was a poem by a great folklorist and Poet of the Orkney Islands, George Mackay Brown ( I'm sure we put this info on our recordings) I think it's his Personal version of the story. I loved it too, so I made that tune for it, and the accompaniment, which is played on a plucked 'cellamba (hibrid cello/viol da gamba)
GB


Larry Meyer
Massachusetts
  
13 September 2008, 05:54 am

Yes, thanks. That gets me going in the right direction. The six-string in dropped D?


Gordon
Maine
  
12 September 2008, 04:26 pm

Larry,I'm happy to send you the chords I use. Let me see if I can get them down in this format.

G / G/b / C /C
Sun comes over the top of the hill
D / D / C / G/b
C / C/b / Am / Am
Bm / C / D / D
..spinning....
Em / Em/b / C / C
Rake & hoe hung on 20 p nails

Milk
} (as above )
Hay
D / D / G / G
..apples in the basket.
Hope that works for you, Larry. If it doesn't, send me your eddress and we'll try again.
Gordon


Larry Meyer
Massachusetts
  
12 September 2008, 07:14 am

Apples in the Basket is a song that I'm getting to like more and more the more I listen to it. Mind if I ask what chords you use for it?


Mikaela
Minnesota
  
06 September 2008, 09:38 pm

Hi Gordon,
I was recently listening to the version of John Barleycorn that you recorded with Ed Trickett and Ann Mayo Muir. I was wondering where this version came from. I'm familiar with a few other versions of John Barleycorn and I haven't heard any like yours. I absolutely love your version.


Donna James
Texas
  
10 August 2008, 10:02 am

Gordon, I have recently discovered your music through the Pandora.com music site and now own several of your cds. Charmed at once by the resonance of your voice, I became profoundly touched by the lyrics and your presence in the music. You are the soul of each song and bring them to life wonderfully. God bless you.
Donna


Gordon
Maine
  
21 July 2008, 04:20 pm

Ray, we have that on a Trickett, Bok & Muir album (Album title is The Ways Of Man) right here at Timberhead Music. It's one of the greatest traditional songs in the lexicon, I think.


Josh Hassol
Massachusetts
  
10 June 2008, 08:33 pm

Hi, Gordon. I was eight years old when Turning Toward the Morning was released. My father, who couldn’t sing to save his life but who loved music nevertheless, brought it home, and it soon became a constant companion for my family. My mother, whose name was Joan (and who had a fantastic musical ear), of course adopted the Title track as her anthem. That song meant so much to her that she asked that it be played at her funeral, which it was. All these years later, I still find myself coming back to this album often. It has lost none of its beauty or meaning. This is not nostalgia; it is a truly great album. Thank you for it, and keep singing.


ray howard
California
  
02 May 2008, 10:35 pm

I heard a song on XM radio awhile back titled "The golden Vanity" sung by Gordon Bok. I have looked every place I can think of to find this recording, but can not find it. Could you tell me if this recording is available?
Thanks, Ray


Charles
New Hampshire
  
19 March 2008, 10:43 am

Glad to hear the Another Land Made of Water was done live. I hope you folks release this, believe it or not this gets played on average twice a week. I never get tired of this wonderful work. Thank you.


Gordon
Maine
  
12 March 2008, 02:46 pm

Thanks , Marilyn. The Wind in a Million Leaves was written by John Warner of Sydney, AU. He also recorded it.
I probably should now make an announcement in concerts that I don't appreciate being videoed and posted on Youtube or any place else. It violates the rights of the songwriter and I believe it is an insult to those who went to the trouble and expense to come to a concert. Just one more way technology complicates our lives, eh?

Also, I wonder if folks (like yourself) who just have a question know that they can just email me or Kathy at info@gordonbok.com . It's quicker and easier than going through this exchange. Go well,
Gordon


Marilyn Cooper
Michigan
  
07 March 2008, 05:32 am

There's a video of you on Youtube singing "The Wind in a Million Leaves." I really like that song, and I don't think you've recorded it. Will you? Has someone else? Who wrote it? (Sorry for all the questions.) I love your music, and I'm enjoying the notes from New Zealand and Australia too.


Paula Anderson
Minnesota
  
27 February 2008, 07:08 pm

Hello Gordon Bok,

Many years ago I had all your records (still do, but no player) and one song I really loved was "Hang On John" (I think that's the title. My records are in storage and I can't check.) I haven't seen that song on any of your CDs, of which I have most. Any chance of putting more of your old songs on CD? Your music is the absolute best, and I cry so often when I listen to you (and the trio) either from a memory the songs bring up or just the beauty of your songs and voice. Thanks for adding so much enjoyment to my life.

Paula


Gordon
  
07 February 2008, 10:53 am

Good to hear from you, Randy; I do remember that. I hope you're still singing.


Chris
  
07 February 2008, 01:23 am

Clear Away in the Morning is such a beautiful song. I discovered your music while out on Isle au Haut many years ago. I believe it was WERU playing your music.


randy burns
New York
  
06 February 2008, 08:43 pm

Hello Gordon, this is singer Randy Burns. I once played with you in the late 60s at the Enormous Room at Yale, New Haven. Always loved your music and I'm pleased to see your web site.
Best wishes,
Randy Burns


Jim and Sue Richard
Tennessee
  
25 January 2008, 11:17 pm

Sue and I are sitting here in East Tennessee listening to your music and missing home very much. We've been here for about 10 years but our hearts still belong to Maine. For some reason, "This old Mandolin" really hit us and sent us back to the Camden Harbor Inn in the late 80's where we met you briefly while listening to Bob Stewart work his magic. So much time has passed since my days at UM-Orono in the early 70's; that was my first introduction to your music....enjoyed it then and enjoy it still. Keep it up Mr. Bok, your music is good for the soul.


Ed Fitzpatrick
  
13 January 2008, 08:27 pm

I have just re-introduced myself to you after a spell of 10 years or more. Your music has struck a chord in my spirit. At this time in my life it is a welcomed, moving segment of what seems to be a "coming together" of pieces that nuture the soul. It is a full circle journey, I suspect,and I'd like to take you along if you don't mind. Thanks for making this world a more peaceful place. I look forward to meeting you some day.


 
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