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Spouse Work

American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music

Though they still cross Europe and play festival dates around the country, the Gordons understand the score. "I think it would be pretty spooky to do that today," Gary says of their old, steady touring routes. "I don't think you could hardly do it. It'd be nice to do that again in a year or two. If not, we'll just wait it out." Patience isn't a frequent ally of working musicians. Eventually the demands of life -- raising a family, making a living -- dim the luster of another gig and jade whatever spirit makes music genuinely vital. But when Gary and Roberta sing together, everything we'd like to believe about music -- that it revives and endures -- seems genuinely possible. "For us, music is more fun that it's ever been," Gary says. "That sounds crazy. But we were playing down in Carbondale, at this small place that still gets some of the best national bands. It was such a dynamite gig, and there we were with 30 bucks. And yet everybody feels so good about it at the end. It ain't the money." And, together, Gary and Roberta laugh.

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