Gordon Bok's Guest Book
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Rosalie
Georgia
  
14 January 2007, 02:43 pm

On a dreary November day in the midst of frantic holiday preparations you sang a song for me on NPR. The madness stopped, I sat down and listened and was reminded again "that the world is always turning toward the morning" Last week when I had to make the decision to euthanized my beloved old Arabian mare, I sang these words to her as the Vet came down the drive and asked her to trust that she would fly on winged feet toward the morning. Thank you for the comfort.
Now I am dragging out all of my old Pete Seegar, Joan Biaz and Woody Guthrie, and adding Gordon Bok.


martin butcher
UK - England - Southeast
  
23 December 2006, 08:49 pm

Hi Gordon, I have just been listening to Bob Harris on the radio in the UK in the early morning and was reminded of a gig you did on Swans Island, Maine, many years ago. An exceptional evening -and I hope to hear you again sometime soon. Thank you also for enhancing a wonderful memory of my friends Mary and Arthur Labreque, who live in North Pomfret, Vermont - who shared the same evening.


Brett Burnham
Guam
  
18 December 2006, 05:23 pm

Oh, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year... I'm always forgetting the holidays, especially the winter ones. Life in the tropics, you know...


Brett Burnham
Guam
  
18 December 2006, 05:21 pm

Hi Gordon,

I have brought your music to Guam. We have a great brew pub here, the only hold out against the tyranny of Budwieser and Miller beer, where people like OTR music (Other Than Rock).

Thanks for doing what you do. Please pass my hellos on to Anne and Mat, Nick and his family, and all the others in Camden.

Brett


Gordon
  
04 December 2006, 11:20 am

Randy,
Always feel free to sing my songs, Randy. The song you're looking for was recorded for Folk Legacy. It's called TUNE FOR NOVEMBER.
Gordon


Gordon
  
04 December 2006, 11:18 am

To Marvin (11/9) Next time try the store down the street.
Gordon


Cathy Dombrovske
Montana
  
22 November 2006, 12:12 am

Dear Gordon,
I am a retired teacher/potter living in northcentral Montana. A few days ago I was driving home from Helena after a visit with my beautiful daughter, whom I don't see nearly enough (she's 34 with a family and lives 400 miles away) feeling pensive and a little sad in the cloudy, windy, snow-showery November day, and our Public Radio station played your wonderful song "Turning Toward the Morning." That song went right to the heart of how I was feeling -- thank you. I was glad it is kind of a long song, because I just didn't want it to end. I don't know how I've missed your music up until now, but I definitely have to get some of it into my collection -- I listen to all kinds of music when I work in the studio. You have such a warm, comforting voice and a way with words that goes right to the core of things. I've looked this song up online and made a copy, and will spend time in the next few days figuring out chords & such -- I play guitar & sing for my own entertainment. I can't wait to share this song with some of my good friends -- it is such a good one to hear going into the winter, as we now are.

Cathy in Montana


Diane Engel
Massachusetts
  
20 November 2006, 08:38 pm

Dear Gordon,
Many years ago you performed at St.Mark's School in Southboro, MA., where my husband Jay taught for 42 years, visiting our home after the performance. Our whole family has grown up listening to your songs. Last year we heard you at the Unitarian church in Framingham, where Jay spoke with you again. When Jay passed away Nov.11, we planned a ceremony in his memory up in our NH woods, scattering his ashes and planting a blue spruce. After poetry and a psalm, we sang together your beautiful song of consolation, "The world is always turning towards the morning." I remembered your voice as we sang with as much depth as we could muster.Thank
you for giving us that song.
With best regards from all the family, Diane Engel


Kathleen Snyder
Wisconsin
  
12 November 2006, 03:32 pm

Hello Gordon,
My family so much enjoyed your performance Monday, November 6, in Amery,and appreciate the time you spent talking with us. Our oldest son, Connor, age 25, had all of The Brandy Tree memorized at age 3 and sang it several times a day. I think I told you that when he was overseas all he asked us to send him was your music. Hope to see you again next time. Thanks again, Kathleen, Joe, Connor and Evan Snyder


Roy Carlson
Michigan
  
12 November 2006, 12:23 am

Gordon,
Thanks for coming to Grand Rapids and having that lovely Presbyterian lady add her touch to your songs. It was 1991 we last attened one of your concerts and have been playing your "Rogues's Gallery of Songs" ever since. We especially like "I'm a Rambler-Gambler, "Old Fat Boat", and "Ramble Away", but they are all good. Your "A water over stone" album with Ann & Ed is great also. Over the years, I've checked your tour date postcards to see if you'd be in S.W. Mich and it finally arrived and it was a thrilling concert. Come again soon.


Marvin Krawec
Canada - Manitoba
  
07 November 2006, 05:12 pm

Gordon,
Earlier this fall I visited Maine--Woolwich as a matter of fact. That's where my son lives.We did make it to Camden. I visited the music store there. The young gentleman did not seem to have any of your music to speak of. One CD, that's all that was availble.
I thought just on the off chance we would encounter you.
I enjoy your music very much.

Cheers


Randy Seifert
Massachusetts
  
03 November 2006, 11:39 am

Mellow memories of your late 70's records played by a friend in Vermont. "When the Wind Backs around to the North in November" I'd love to get a copy/CD of it but I don't know the song title. I'm also a folk singing Bass but I won't sing your songs without permission. I aspire to it though. And I pray I find my own voice as you have yours. Thanks for being a longstanding inspiration.


Sylvia Ali
Pennsylvania
  
15 October 2006, 11:07 pm

I just wanted to let you know how much I have been comforted by your gentlness and compassion. I have been going through a hard time, and actually you have given me courage to deal with it-- through your expression of the true value of simple living. I just wanted to thank you.


Judy Provencher
Massachusetts
  
01 October 2006, 11:41 am

Hi Gordon,
It's early fall in northeastern Mass. The ocean today is a brooding slate gray. Some of your songs seem to complement the weather they sound like the ocean. I'm warm in the house listening to Herrings in the Bay. There aren't many fishing vessels in the harbor any more at Gloucester or anywhere else for that matter. Keep singing and creating. Your songs and engravings give people a window into a dying industry. The songs you make are magic.
See you in Marblehead in March 07


John Hall
Florida
  
20 September 2006, 12:38 pm

I met you in the early 1960s when the Clearwater stopped in Falmouth, MA. I took someone to the hospital with a hand injury. You and some of the crew gave a concert in Woods Hole, I think. Then I visited you in Camden.

Does any of this ring a bell?


Sylvia Ali
Pennsylvania
  
31 August 2006, 04:41 pm

Dear Gordon Bok,

Recently I have rediscovered your music. I have many of your older records. I started listening to them, and now I listen to them over and over again. They are a real comfort to me when I am sad and lonely. In the seventies and eighties when I worked at the Baxter School on Mackworth Island, I first discovered your beautiful songs. Now that I see you have made many new recordings, I will be anxious to hear them as well. Your music is so very lovely and haunting. Many thanks for enclosing the words to the songs. I love singing them along with you.


Maggie
Virginia
25 August 2006, 04:13 pm

How wonderful to find this website! Your songs were played at my cribside when I was a baby and your voice brings me solace and comfort to this day. The world would not be the same for me without your beautiful music. Thank you.


Gale
Maine
  
20 August 2006, 09:32 am

Your music has accompanied my travels from landlocked Vermont to deep bond with the sea. Thanks

I have been observing Harbor seals for almost 30 years now and of course Peter Kagen and the Wind plays along in the background.

My flickr site shows some of what I have seen if you would like to check it out.


jacki cser
Iowa
16 August 2006, 09:38 pm

gordon, i have been with you since approximately 1972 (old days with sandy&caroline, who brought you to my attention); long ago i sent you a photo of the Bowdoin in the fog...i am very slow at technology and just recently got online. just wanted to thank you for all the great music through the years. you were one of my big musical influences. oh and by the way, my favourite is still frankie on the sheepscot...cheers, jacki


Hallie Frazer
California
08 August 2006, 01:10 pm

Dear, dear Gordon Bok,

I... or I should say we-the-folksinger kids in Bellport, Long Island, discovered you about 30 years ago and your music has contributed so much to who we are today from that discovery. I just pulled out my records again of Seal Djiril, Peter Kagan and the Wind and what may be your first album: "Gordon Bok" with Fundy Bay. Because of you I went to Rhum and probably in part because of you my brother has land on Cape Breton. Although your music with Anna Mayo Muir and friends is so beautiful, I really hope you are continuing to record and perform live by yourself since it is your voice and music which to us, continues to be unforgettable.

Bless you and your family.

Hallie Frazer


 
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