New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is pleased to welcome Tom Goux for an evening of the songs and poetry of the Yankee mariner on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m.
For over four decades, Tom Goux has been collecting and performing the chanteys, ballads, and ditties of the New England seafarer. He brings to life the salty sentiments of deep-water mariners, intrepid whalermen and coastal fisherfolk. Accompanied by concertina, guitar, Hawaiian guitar and ukulele, his selections span three centuries of music and verse commemorating the American maritime epoch.
Tom has performed across the country at the Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the Galveston Historical Society, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum – to name a few.
As leader of the Rum Soaked Crooks, Tom is well known to festival audiences throughout the region, and is the founding director of the 35-voice New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus.
Tickets are $12/members; $15/non-members and are on sale now at the Fishing Heritage Center or on line at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3522024. Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street and is handicap accessible with free off-street parking.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information, email email@example.com or call the Center at (508) 993-8894.