I have always been fascinated by the way a band works, the interplay, the push and pull of the different band members and what they bring to a beautiful performance. It gets even more interesting when marriage is involved. I have heard the question, if your life was a book, what would it say to people? You could say the same thing with music and marriage. If your union was a song, what would it sing? So I have been thinking of different musicians who perform with their spouses. You have really got to have your communication clear. You have to be willing to showcase your mate, and be supportive. Daniel Goans told me that he and Lauren will delay sound check if they have something to work out. "We've only been on stage once with an issue unresolved, it doesn't work," he said. Listening to their new album Thin you can tell these two are really in sync. So, thinking about marriage as a song, and the different things it can say, here is one I really like. What if your marriage was a place for healing and refuge from the world outside...
J.M. McSpadden III is a writer and a roots music enthusiast who believes that every life needs to find its own soundtrack, and every road trip is an opportunity to full tilt boogie. Let's face it, people, a car ain't nothin' but a stereo on wheels. A portable listening room.