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The Gordons (Gary Gordon and wife Roberta Gordon) perform "Make Believe",
joined by Robert Bowlin (Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boys, The Osbourne Brothers,
Kathy Mattea) on fiddle, and Curtis Jay Hiner (Doug Stone, Artimus Pyle, Jim
Schwall) on upright bass.
About the Artists
Meet Gary and Roberta Gordon. Influenced by the great music of their era, this
husband and wife duo were baptized by bluegrass music and have made
wonderful folk music ever since. Accompanied by Gary's tasteful Gallagher
guitar and dobro, Roberta plays the American born Appalachian autoharp. With
many recordings to their credit since 1976 , harmony singing is their signature.
The Gordons have been bringing their music to audiences throughout the United
States since the 1970s, particularly in the Midwest and the Carolinas. During the
1970s, they released two records: "Southern Illinois Bluegrass", and "Covered
Bridge", both of which received national radio airplay. In the late 1980s, they
played a $150 per ticket show in Chicago, Illinois at the Swiss Grand Hotel. They
also recorded a live concert in Cincinatti, Ohio at at the celebrated Old Time
Music Hall , with special guests, dobro great Josh Graves and Kenny Baker (Bill
Monroe's Bluegrass Boys).
In addition to touring the United States, European acceptance of "Family Bible"
secured an invitation to tour Ireland in the mid-1990s, where they performed on
RTE, Ireland's national television network, in addition to live radio programs.
Richard Gladney of the Irish Bluegrass Music Club said: "Rest easy, Mr. Monroe.
Your music is in good hands". The Gordons returned to Ireland three times, in
addition to the Czech Republic and the Netherlands, where they took part in the
first ever European World of Bluegrass Festival Series, held at venues
throughout Holland, under the auspieces of the International Bluegrass Music
Association. Strictly Country Records released "Live in Holland" in 1999,
featuring Gary and Roberta returning to their duet roots, using only guitar,
autoharp, dobro, and voice.
In 2002, The Gordons released "Time Will Tell Our Story", featuring first-rate
musicianship from the likes of Alison Brown (banjo) and fiddle from Robert
Bowlin.Yet again, it was critically praised -- Bluegrass Unlimited stated that it was
"one of the strongest spiritual releases of the year".