Music: Sea Airs and Striking Dreams

Folk Singer Gordon Bok fills empty vessels

A neighbor in Camden offers an observation: "Just because your cat's got kittens in the oven don't make them biscuits." And, for outlanders, an amplification: "Both his parents come from Philadelphia. He's not a down Easter. But he's workin' at it."

Working hard, at that, and long. If Camden, Me., has not yet fully accommodated Gordon Bok as one of its own, then Bok has assimilated the town, the state, the whole surf-sawed seacoast into his music. He has become the laureate of men who go down to...

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