Gordon Boks thoughtful tribute to the inshore fisheries of the British Isles, Australia and the Americas, offers different perspectives on the rugged lifestyle of the independent fishing industry. From the ever-charming Herring Croon to One More Morning, Gordons oratorio on a night of purse-seining, each song is given that special Bok treatment of caring and masterful musicianship.
A special treat on this album is the music of talented songwriter Mary Garvey of the great Northwest, including the too-true humor of "Cannery Shed". Also featured are the fabulous harmonies of The January Men And Then Some, the lovely harp music of Carol Rohl and the mellifluous voices of the glorious Quasimodal Chorus.
Our new soft packaging presents a visual feast as well, with color photos and images of Gordons nautical woodcarvings. Lyrics are included with the CD, and available on request with the cassette. 63 minutes.
About the Artist
Gordon Bok is a Maine folk musician, composer, sailor, storyteller and woodcarver who has been performing in concert for over 40 years. His concerts are enchanting, his music at times playful, haunting or evocative - and always masterful. Bok plays both 12-string and 6-string guitar, viol de gamba, cellamba, laud and various other instruments, all to the standards of a true master. Add his clear and resonant baritone, his subtle humor and utter sincerity, and it's easy to understand why he is one of America's best-loved folk musicians.