The Dorn Foundation
Music & Narrative
John Mock is an artist, and the ocean and its coasts are his muse. From his native New England to the shores of Ireland and Scotland, John captures in music and stories the heritage of the sea.
John shares this heritage through captivating concert presentations which include both traditional and original instrumental compositions performed on guitar, concertina, mandolin, and tin whistle. Audiences are charmed not only by John’s music, but also by his narration and storytelling which brings to life the characters and places upon which the music is based. In his multimedia concerts, John’s own photography is projected, providing a beautiful backdrop for the music.
Widely sought after as a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, John has worked with such notable artists as the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Mark O’Connor. John’s credits as composer and featured soloist include performances with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Nexus Chamber Orchestra, the Nashville Philharmonic, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the National Orchestra of Ireland. He has also worked extensively across the country as a solo performer.