On Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Gordon Bok will perform a request night concert at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St. Concertgoers can submit their favorite Bok compositions and he will do his best to fulfill each request.

Bok grew up in Camden,  where he started singing and playing guitar at an early age, inspired by both his musical family and his coastal environment. He worked on or near the water much of his earlier years, in shipyards and on sailing vessels, serving in every capacity from dishwasher to captain. As the original first mate on the sloop Clearwater, he toured the New England coast with the Hudson River Sloop Singers.

Bok’s music is largely self-taught. He has learned many songs and stories from people he has worked with and continues to do so. He performs with 6- and 12-string guitars as well as a baritone viol da gamba, which he designed himself. He also sings a cappella, plying the resonant bass-baritone voice that has become a Bok trademark. His repertoire consists of a rich trove of ballads of Maine and the Maritimes; songs and dances of the Americas and abroad; stories of boats and sailors; tales of sea folk and cantefables of his own composition; contemporary songs and instrumentals. He has recorded more than 30 albums, solo and with other musicians, and performs at folk clubs, concert halls and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Scandinavia. He has appeared in concert with the Paul Winter Consort, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and “A Prairie Home Companion,” among others.

Tickets are $15 can be purchased at the museum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For reservations and submissions in advance, call 701-7627 or send e-mail to sharpadventures@att.net. For more information on this concert and the museum, visit sailpowersteammuseum.org.

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