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Gordon Bok - Gatherings

Gordon Bok - Gatherings

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Gordon Bok - Gatherings (CD NEW)


Label: Cd Baby.Com/Indys
Format: CD
Release Date: 12 May 2009
No. of Discs: 1

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Album Tracks

1. Llegada
2. Swell Me Net Full
3. Matachines
4. Fiddler Dance the Light Strathspey/Kirsteen
5. Weldon
6. The Parting Glass
7. El Parrandero
8. The Gift
9. Morag/Carmina Gadelica
10. Como Llora una Estrella
11. Stormy Weather
12. To Cyrano
13. Bailando Sabaki
14. Southern Cross
15. Gordon's Farewell

Gordon Bok Gordon Bok grew up around the boatyards of Camden, Maine, and sailed on the lovely old schooners that hail from that port. As he sailed, he sang: songs and ballads of the sea and the schooners and the fishes and fishermen. Later he sang of mythical sea folk, seals and selkies who came to him in dreams and legends. At a time when folk music was experiencing a great revival, he was a leader in preserving, collecting, creating and sharing a wide variety of rich and intensely beautiful songs of both land and sea. His mastery of 6- and 12-string guitars and his well-known trademark, the 'cellamba, added to his already well-developed vocal expression to create an unmistakable style that has carried him through decades of being one of our most cherished folk artists. He has made more than a score of albums, and many other musicians, including Archie Fisher, Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, have recorded his songs. In addition, his music has been used in films and published in folk music anthologies, including Rise Up Singing and his own collection, Time and The Flying Snow. 'You use what you got. You're influenced by who you grew up with, where you live, your own vocabulary.' Gordon grew up in a musical home and started playing guitar when he was nine. After high school, he worked on boats and collected sea songs. During the winter, he worked as a carpenter and teacher in Philadelphia where he discovered a thriving folk music scene and began performing. Dissatisfied with the images generally portrayed of people who work on the water, he began to write songs based in the experiences of those he knew, real people whose language was honest, whose feelings were credible. These early works, songs like 'Bay of Fundy', began to get attention, as did his rich voice and fluid guitar work. Paul Stookey, of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, produced Gordon's first album for Verve. 'I didn't know the word cante-fable until Sandy Paton told me it was what I was doing. But it's not important to know what you're doing. You just have to give yourself room to do it.' Dreams have always been a source of inspiration for Gordon, just as traditional legends and ballads. Working with a mythic tale drawn from a series of dreams, he started writing in a new style of story and song. He heard the music as a part of the story - as integral as the lyrics. This work would eventually become 'Seal Djiril's Hymn', followed by several more of these cante-fables, including 'Peter Kagan and The Wind' and 'Another Land Made of Water'. 'Nick [Apollonio] is the only luthier I know who can build the sound of compassion into an instrument with steel strings on it.' Just as Gordon might invent a musical structure to suit his needs, he has also designed and built instruments to supply the sounds he couldn't find elsewhere. When he couldn't get the pitch and timbre he wanted from a pennywhistle or recorder, he invented his own Bok-whistle. Over twenty-odd years, he and instrument maker, singer and songwriter Nick Apollonio have designed and built guitars, lauds and viols, including a twelve-string guitar specially suited to the gentle expression and intricacies of Gordon's ballad-singing. 'It's delightful to sing to a bunch of people and realize you're all talking about the same thing, and it's not about the performer. It's about the music.' In addition to performing in concert halls, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Scandinavia, Gordon has taught choral singing and song writing at summer music camps and other gatherings. He has organized choral groups in his own community and gladly shares his knowledge with others wishing to do the same. A superb storyteller, he often introduces songs in concert with a bit of their origin and history. Besides his countless solo appearances, Gordon has toured for nearly thirty years with the trio, Bok, Muir and Trickett, and in recent years with his wife, harper Carol Rohl. He has also been known to perform with Anne Dodson and Matt Szostak, Cindy Kallet, Bob Zentz, Margaret MacArthur a

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