Renowned musician and photographer John Mock will present his multimedia maritime concert presentation “From The Shoreline” as a benefit for the Maine Lighthouse Museum Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive.

Mock is an artist, and the sea and its coasts are his muse. From New England to Chincoteague to Ireland, the Atlantic’s beautiful coastline and quaint villages and its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses continue to inspire and inform his art. Mock captures the heritage of the sea in music and in photographs and shares its with audiences everywhere through his elegant concert presentation

In “From the Shoreline,” Mock performs original instrumental compositions on the guitar, concertina and tin whistle. His photography is projected onto a screen behind him and his casual narration and storytelling tie it all together. Mock’s CD “The Day At Sea” can be found in many of America’s maritime museum shops and his concerts have been presented at a diverse array of venues including the keeper’s house at Atlantic City’s Absecon Light, the famed Guthrie Center in Massachusetts and museums and performing arts series on both coasts.

A native of Connecticut’s eastern shore, Mock is widely sought after as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. He has worked with such notable artists as the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Mark O’Connor. His orchestral arrangements have been performed by orchestras throughout America and abroad, including the London Symphony, the National Symphony and the symphonies of Atlanta and Nashville. For more information about his wide-ranging career, visit

Tickets for the concert, Mock’s second appearance at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, are $10. For more information, call 594-3301.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to