started playing folk music in the 60's while at Notre Dame College in
Nelson B.C. With a handful of chords, a sense of rhythm, an inherited
love of music and some fine friends, a trio was formed to sing the popular
folk songs of the day. Following this came
Dusty Rhodes Trio with
Dennis Rhodes and Bill Gilchrist, that was formed while at Gonzaga U
in Spokane Washington. With the help of an agent named Dave Sobel, the
group soon had valid reason to escape dorm curfew. In the summer of
that year they managed to perform at the Hungry I in San Francisco thanks
to the misfortune that the featured artist, Dick Gregory was in jail
due to conscientious objections to the Vietnam war. Vancouver's 'Bunkhouse'
was the next venue to seed the future. In a "Folk Competition"
- he won an electric Gibson Guitar. (. . . .memories of the Bunkhouse
in Vancouver where I met Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, Josh White,
Feliciano, Brent Titcomb, David Wiffen, Gary Fjelgard and where Pat
Paulson hung himself upside down from the marquee and painted the street
with his beard but still did not get elected President of the US . .
we were all hanging out. . .and big John York would sing Darcy Farrow
as natural as a David Wilkie can say crik for creek. . .)
The combination of folk and rock at that time eventually led to a group
Joe Mock and No Commercial Potential
Stephen Barrett, Spence Sutton and Tom Hazlitt. which evolved into the
(trio, Glen Hendrickson and Lee Stephens)
(quartet, Glen Hendrickson, Ross Barrett, Rick Enns) which recorded
and played what is now called Acid Jazz and other things and on other
things that are not normally described as musical instruments. They
played the same venues as the Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Country
Joe and the Fish. Places such as the Retinal Circus, The Afterthought, The Garden Auditorium, Big Mother, the Eagle Auditorium
in Seattle. They were opening act for the Steve Miller Band, Quicksilver
Messenger Service, Lee Michaels, Corky Seagal Blues Band.
delusionment with the psychedelic era a solo album was recorded but
never released. The Canadian West Coast music scene was now experiencing
a surge of new energy from conscientious objectors leaving the United
States. Rick Scott, Shari Ulrich, Doc Fingers, Bruce Miller, Tom and
Jack Lavin and Jack Smith were all having an effect. Bruce Miller and
Friends on one week, would be Jack Smith and Friends the next, and Joe
Mock and Friends the next.
the early 70's to 1980 - Joe played with Rick Scott and Shari Ulrich
in the group known as the Pied Pumkin
independent folk ensemble became a major staple of the Canadian folk
scene with its rich harmonies, mighty grooves and memorable stories.
When Shari left the group, Rick and Joe continued as
Pied Pear .
Following this, Joe hosted a weekly open stage in the Classical Joint
which was became a breeding ground for other diverse personages and
talents. When EXPO 86 came to the city of Vancouver,
he performed as music mis-director
and glockenspiel player in the Extraordinary
Clown Band ,
synth in theTiger
(KoKo, Garbanzo, Ross & Astrid) and
bass with Tom See for BCTV
guitar with Andy
in the Japanese Pavilion .
With those earnings he departed for Japan and spent the next 9 years
as a regular performer in Roppongi's Maggie's Revenge in Tokyo and working
in the occasional studio with
He can be presently found performing
France with "VO"
(Armando, Caroline & Cecille)
touring America with the Pied Pumkin
(Shari & Rick)
MOCK - B.A. from Gonzaga U majoring in Philosophy and English
composed and arranged the score for the NFB film 'Potlatch"
also for the JTP video "Canadian Memories' by Taki Sekiguchi.
won a grant in composition from the Canada Council.
in Japan, wrote and recorded songs for the Kawai language series "Embarkations"
- wrote and recorded English versions of 23 of Japan's top 40 for Daichi
- Sang guide vocals for Toshiba EMI karoke recordings (Elvis, Pat Boone, Bros 4,etc) -
: music composer, singer songwriter, producer, arranger, English language
: vocals , guitar, keyboard , bass
: Guitar Instructor - David Thompson University summer program and the
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop one summer.
English Instructor - Sanno Junior College, Jiogaoka, Japan.
Composer, arranger, musician for "Potlatch" by Tom Shandell
for the National Film Board of Canada
: Composer, arranger, musician for "Canadian Memories" by
Taki (Bluesinger) Sekiguichi for Japan Tourist Publications.
: Morningside, Touch the Earth, The Great Canadian Gold Rush, Doctor
: The Canadian Express, The Vancouver Show, Nice Show Like You, Cafe
Aldergrove Rock Festival, Strawberry Mountain
: Vancouver, Whitehorse, Faro, Yellowknife, Castlegar, Edmonton, Calgary,
Winnipeg, Ottawa, London, Sudbury, Owen Sound, Kerville Texas
World Fair 1985, Knoxville, Tennessee with Pied Pear / EXPO 1986, Vancouver
with The ExtraOrdinary Clown Band, The Tiger Band, and Tom See for BCTV.
Sun Family Pops with the Vancouver Symphony conducted by David
: Canada Council Grant for music composition.