Gordon Bok's Guest Book
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ron rebhuhn
22 September 2005, 06:36 pm

Hi Gordon

I havent been ab le to make any of your concerts recently but Im hoping that your booking agent will book a concert hdere on Long Island in the spring. I can get you in touch with the three series her in nassau county. Let me know.

Im in the process of completing my songbook of 22 songs and I want to see if I can use one of your woodcuts in my book. Hope you are well. I listen to your gfreat music often.

as ever ron

Robert Lodder
New York
20 September 2005, 08:02 am

Dear Gordon,

I wsas aboard the paddlewheel steamboat "Mississippi Queen" this last summer and a Kathey and Dave Para were aboard and did a concert for the passengers and it was a wounderfull time. I asked them if they knew you and they did and as I understand it you have done concerts together in the past. Any chance we could get you and the Paras to come to Cornell sometime soon. What a time that would be!

Lorrie Schack
17 September 2005, 05:06 pm

Hi Gordon - I was on the PHC Cruise where I heard you and your music for the first time. I want to thank you for sharing your music - I'm now a firm fan, but a special & heartfelt thanks for the songbook you placed in our "goodie bag". I'm a life-long pipe organist/pianist/violist - but a brand new acoustic guitarist - and I've been enjoying many peace-giving moments laboriously picking out your songs on my guitar. One of these days I'll "nail" them & then I'll be in hog heaven!

I hope I get to see you at one of your west coast shows.

Lorrie S

Wes Kunkel
17 September 2005, 03:15 pm

Hi Gordon et al:

We have enjoyed Gordon's music for several years and have several CDs. I am sure Gordon has many projects in the future, but would like to suggest you folks research Typhoon Cobra, Dec 16-17 , 1944. I was aboard an aircraft carrier at the time, and we rode out the storm pretty well, but Typhoon Cobra hit Halsey's Third Fleet at a remote spot in the North Pacific, and three destroyers, USS SPENCE, USS MONAGHAN, and USS HULL capsized and went down. Nearly 800 men were lost in the greatest natural disaster in Naval History. I can think of no better one to write and record a song about the disaster than one of you good folks. Hope you can put it on your agenda while I am still here to enjoy it.

Thanks and 73


Shelly - Gordon's Agent
05 September 2005, 06:53 pm

Hi Bob -

Unfortunately it doesn't look like Gordon will be back in the Northwest for a little while. Right now we are working on tours down the East Coast for Spring 2006 (New Jersy, New York, Connecticut and many other stops in between)- and the Midwest and Southwest (New Mexico and Arizona) for Fall 2006. Hopefully we can send Gordon your way Spring 2007. He always enjoys his time in Seattle.

Thanks for writing -


Gordon's Booking Agent

Jan Hauenstein
Europe - Germany
05 September 2005, 06:40 pm

YAY! I'm going to be in West Hartford, CT, October 22nd!!

Greetings to Gordon


Gordon's Office:
01 September 2005, 12:59 pm


The song Gordon sang on the PHC cruise about "if I was a dog" is song written by Colm Gallager and recorded by Tommy Makem on his album "Live at the Irish Pavillion"


Ulla Skold
Europe - Scandinavia
01 September 2005, 05:54 am

I, too, first heard Gordon on the "Clearwater" record, in company with Pete Seeger, Don McLean, Lorre Wyatt, and other great singers, but Gordon's voice was really outstanding. So deep and warm, powerful and yet so gentle. I started collecting everything he's ever recorded, and my fascination only grew. There's so much more to Gordon than just a lovely voice! I have learned a lot from his records, his stories and songbooks.

To Ray Millar, who asked about another Bok, Muir & Trickett record: Get Lorre Wyatt's "Roors and Branches", Folk-Legacy FSI-88, where BMT are backing Lorre, very beautifully, on 4 tracks.

Fair winds,


Loren D.
29 August 2005, 06:30 pm

I heard Gordon for the first time on the Prairie Home Companion Cruise last week. I introduced myself when I met him in a hallway and we chatted for a minute. He is a true gentleman and a great singer-songwriter. I am sure he made many fans on this trip. I picked up my first CD and plan on buying more.

26 August 2005, 02:21 am

Introduced to Gordon's music 30 years ago by a brother-in-law. Love at first listen. Finally able to see him in concert in Seattle last year. Is there a trip to Washington on the horizon?

Gordon's Office:
24 August 2005, 08:46 am

Thank you for your Guestbook entry. You didn't leave your email address. We are offering a free "One to Sing, One to Haul" songbook for the first fifty entries. Would you like one? If so please send me your mailing address and we'll get one right out.

23 August 2005, 09:51 pm

Sorry, cyber malfunction. I'll try this again! 1973 - a radio station out of Baltimore - heard "A Tune for November" and was stopped in my tracks! Went to several music stores to try to find the source of this man and his music. Since then Gordon has been part of our lives and has traveled with us where ever we went, including many travels throughout Europe (and Gordon went cheerfully, in a Volkswagen van filled with four adults, and two children!) Went to four concerts - Nelson N.H., Boston, Glouster Ma. and Fitchburg Ma. Sent Gordon two letters over the years and he was kind enough to reply. Thank you for your magic.

Dr.Jess Edward
New York
18 August 2005, 12:38 pm

I first heard Gordon on the Clearwater Album. That encouraged me to sail as a volounteer for 14 summers on the Clearwater, singing Gordon's songs to the kids aboard. I was fortunate in having a workshop with the Folk Legacy sponsored Gordon Bok Workshop in Hartford in the late 70s. I have played Bok songs for many years and now at 84 whenever I play and sing the with what voice I have left I can feel the sails fill out and the rigging sing. And I still play the Bok Whistle. My "Time and the Flying Snow" is worn but still readable.

Nolan Nix
16 August 2005, 05:20 pm

"When I was a young man, before my beard was grey", back in 1978, I first heard your music. I packed away more than years after an ugly divorce and tried to forget everything affiliated with those times. Unfortunately, the packing included your LP's. For whatever and all the reasons the world's come 'round again to a place where now "I've got another kind of woman" and a grand little boy, too. I just recently heard your music again on a visit to a nephew's wedding. So I got online and found you were still touring. We're looking forward to hearing and seeing you in Denver "when the wind backs around to the north" this November. Thank You for the gifts of the music and all you've done in finding, writing and sharing it. All the best to you, friend.


J Roy Cash
New York
15 August 2005, 08:29 pm

I worked on the water from the time I was 10 until I was 45 yrs old and first heard Gordon's music about 25 years ago. (I'm now 53) I work ashore now and spend long hours on the road between stops and always have Gordon's tapes and cd's with me. I never go far without singing along with him - or just singing one of Gordon's songs by myself. I find incredible peace and comfort in his poetry and his poetry turned into music.

"Woodworkers Litany" recently generated a wonderfully illuminating discussion on life and death and living and dieing between my 19 yr old college freshman daughter and her friend. I felt blessed that I was able to sit in on it.

Was able to hear Gordon a few falls back when he visited Long Island and damn do I wish I could go on the Tour Boat Cruise next week from Portland!!


Tom Beldi
Asia and Pacific - Australia
12 August 2005, 08:43 pm

I had the unique pleasure of sitting down next to a couple in a much-awaited concert by Gordon Bok in Wollongong Australia, and discovering my companions were Carol Rohl, and Gordon, waiting for the opening act to finish before he went on. Thank you Carol for listening patiently to the ramblings of a devoted fan, and for kindly remembering me at Gordon's subsequent concert in Sydney.

12 August 2005, 06:47 pm

Hi Gordon,

Met up with you in Seattle last year at the Folk Society Concert one rainy night. I remarked that the last time I saw you perform was at leat 20 years ago at the Folkway in Peterborough, New Hampshire! Both concerts mean a lot to me still. Thanks for your work!


Larry Meyer
12 August 2005, 04:13 am

Gordon's unique style on the 12-string is a foundation of his music and, to guitar players like me, a subject of continuing interest. I've been trying to play the 12-string like he does for 25 years and have finally begun to plumb some of the secrets. Not enough space here to cover it all, but two things are important. The first is a Nik Apollonio 12-string is head and shoulders above another other guitar. Two is that Gordon plays almost exclusively in dropped D tuning in the keys of A and D and that entails some unusual chord fingerings. You can make due without an Apollonio 12 string, but you've got to know dropped D to get it like Gordon. Space limits inhibit me from saying more, but I'd be glad to send a personal email to anyone who wants to know more about what of learned of playing the 12 like Gordon.

11 August 2005, 09:47 pm

"Dear to our Island" will be turned up high when I cross the Piscataqua bridge enroute to Meadowlark next week. Sorry you won't be on faculty this year ... but thank you for all you do!

Ione Bissonnette
11 August 2005, 06:07 pm

I heard a radio announcer say once, "If the sea could sing, it would sound like Gordon Bok." Can't tell you what the songs have meant over the years. They've been present at births and deaths and resonate in the present, as well. Thank you. Ione

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