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Upper Stewiacke musician and son release first CD together

Gordon Tucker and his 13-year-old son Ben recently released their first joint CD.
Gordon Tucker and his 13-year-old son Ben recently released their first joint CD. - Contributed
UPPER STEWIACKE, N.S. —

Gordon Tucker is now often joined by his 13-year-old son Ben when he’s making music.
The duo just released their first joint CD, which is comprised of blues and rock.
“Pretty exciting because it’s my first recording,” said Ben, who plays electric guitar, as well as drums on five tracks.
“Music is what makes me happy. Being up on stage is a really good feeling; there’s nothing like it.”
Gordon taught his son to play guitar.
“He’s a quick learner,” he said. “The last two or three years he’s really gotten into it and it’s very enjoyable playing with him.”
In the past, Gordon performed with his two elder sons. Both are musicians, but one now lives in Montreal and the other is in Edmonton.
“I’ve been very lucky with them; they all enjoy playing,” he said. 
Gordon, who is originally from Tatamagouche, has been a full-time musician since leaving university. 
He provides vocals and plays bass and acoustic guitar, as well as drums on five tracks, on the new album.
The Tuckers were joined by Barry Cooke on piano.
Ben hopes to work on more of his own music during the next year.
“Music takes up a lot of my life, but that’s what I want,” he said. “I have one friend who sings, and we talk about music a lot.
“I really like classic rock. I really like Bryan Adams, and The Eagles are a favourite.”
The Tuckers’ CD can be purchased at Mingo Music Sales or by emailing gordontucker@yahoo.ca 
They will be performing live in Victoria Park on July 4.

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