John 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, its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses, continue to inspire and inform his art.

Mock captures in music and in photographs the heritage of the sea and is coming from Nashville to perform Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive. Admission is $12.

Concert audiences enjoy Mock’s casual narration and storytelling, which enliven the characters and places upon which the music is based. In addition to solo concerts that feature his music, he also presents a multimedia concert that includes his own photography projected onto a screen behind him, providing a beautiful backdrop for the music. His CDs “The Day At Sea” and “The Keeper’s Companion” can be found in maritime shops throughout New England and along the both coasts, as well as at all major online retailers.

Mock, a native of Connecticut’s eastern shore, 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. His credits as a composer and performer include commissions from the Nashville Chamber Orchestra with appearances as a featured soloist in a number of NCO concerts and recordings.

For more information about the museum or the concert, call 594-3301, visit or “like” the museum us on Facebook.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or