Gordie Tentrees – Mercy and Sin (media)
Geordie Tentrees http://www.tentrees.ca takes the plaudits for this music and more and more of them by the day it seems, however, his unique fusion of acoustic, electric, roots “n” rhythm is in equal measure due to his long time cohorts Matt King on Bass and Ken Hermanson on Guitars (sliding and otherwise). This is a band born out of a shared vision and hard work. Former School pals now band mates they hail from the Yukon in the frozen north of Canada, a fact that hasn’t seemed to hinder them from extensively travelling in Canada, America and Europe, building as they go a great live reputation. Hence some of the aforementioned hard work.
Recently tagging a lift on a Euro tours with Fred Eaglesmith, they set off with no guarantees except an audience to play to and a trunk full of cd’s to sell, filling spare dates on the internet at house concerts, folk clubs, and bars on myspace and youtube, oh and did I mention having a ball as they went. I got the chance to see them on that tour and can confirm the growing reputation as a live band is well justified, they are a rockin three piece, of consequence and consciousness, a thinking persons Elvis, Scotty and Bill perhaps.
This is the 3rd album and Ive been playing Geordie Tentrees on The Medicine Show since the first one, so I see myself qualified to say its easily the best one yet, all the strands of their appeal IE a love of blues, country, oldtimey, come together seamlessly with Geordies melancholy heart felt vocalisations blending into a mix that is un-mistakably their own. Tentrees is a vocalist in the same way Townes Van Zandt might have been, and none but the most rabid fan would describe Townes as being a great singer, Geordie voice however, I’m very please to say has a similar innate ability to illustrate emotion and his writing is blessed with the same sort of multileveled insight.
Get into Geordie Tentrees now and avoid the rush.
PS They are looking for House Concerts and show in the spring. http://houseconcerthub.ning.com/profile/GordieTentrees
Find more music like this on The House Concert European Hub (& Acoustic Music Club Network)
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