Linda-and-Gordon

Linda & Gordon

Heartfelt vocal harmonies and interwoven acoustic guitars are the hallmark of musical duo Linda Margaretic and Gordon Keller.
Folk music and "ranchero" tunes are a couple of their favorite genres. They feature lilting Mexican songs and romantic ballads from singer/musicians such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, Sweethearts of the Rodeo.

 

  Linda and Gordon have been performing together since 1990, when they combined their talents with several other local musicians in a group called Heartstrings. Heartstrings was an annual St. Patrick's Day tradition at Moon's Restaurant for many years. They also played at weddings, private parties, farmers markets and other venues in northern California. Although neither performer has had formal training, both began singing and playing folk songs in high school.
  Gordon's mother, Grace, was a big musical influence in his life. She was an avid performer well into her 90s until her death a few years ago. The entire Keller family is musically inclined and get together to play frequently. Grace was also an inspiration to Linda. Like Linda, she loved nothing better than to harmonize. She loved listening to Gordon and Linda and took every opportunity to sing along with them. The accomplished duo sing many lovely Spanish songs. Gordon lived in Mexico as a child and is a fluent Spanish speaker.
  Linda, a child of the San Joaquin Valley, loved listening to the lively Mexican music in the orchards near her home. She ramped up her Mexican music skills at Lark in the Morning, an eclectic music camp in the redwoods that she has attended annually for twenty years.
Gordon, a resident of Genessee Valley since 1978 and Linda, who has called Quincy her home since 1987, are believers in peace through music."Music is a wonderful way to bring people together, even if they seemingly have very little in common," Linda said. Music is a universal language through which people from all walks of life can communicate.