House Concert with Gordie Tentrees

Gordie Tentrees will perform in East Sooke on Oct. 29

Gordie Tentrees

House Concert  Monday, Oct. 29

– $20 /door – 7:30 pm –

Shuttle service from 17 Mile Pub and Bill’s Store

6450 East Sooke Road.

Reservations & Info:  250 886 5333

 

Gordie Tentrees – Biography

 

 

“I played 220 dates in 8 countries in 2011. Things happen, relationships change. You lose yourself out there, and lose a lot of the safety you once had. I stopped expecting anything, or asking anyone to understand. Your personal life is dead. Most of the dreams I ever had before are gone. You just hold onto different ones. It has taken me a while to accept this and realize how lucky I am.”

 

Livelier than the Tentrees WCMA nominated last album “Mercy or Sin” (2009) the Yukon songwriter feels like he is just getting started.

 

“I wanted to have fun. This feels like the first album not the fifth as I am really just starting out musically. I needed to make the last four albums to learn who I am and to grow into where I am now. I felt like a stronger singer, guitar and harp player not just another writer. I wanted to live with these songs forever, yet there was also no pressure or expectation in recording them. This album is a dynamic crack to the bone, yet still honest to me..

 

That songwriter, while humble about the road he has taken to arrive here, has recently signed a publishing deal with Nashville’s Bluewater Music, is releasing his new album on Continental Records (Europe), and will take his gutsy roots driven touring band Hill Country News featuring Roger Marin (pedal steel/guitar), Aiden Tentrees (upright bass), and Pat Phillips (drums) on a 120 CD release world tour that hits Canada, US, Europe, and the UK in 2012. The former school teacher, break dancer and golden gloves boxer is sure to be coming to a town near you this year.

 

Gordie’s third album, Mercy or Sin (produced by Juno-winner Bob Hamilton), was nominated for a 2010 Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Solo Album of the Year. The title track was also a finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition, where judges included Tom Waits, Loretta Lynn and Jerry Lee Lewis. He performed at the New Songs New Voices concert during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, was selected by CBC Radio’s 2009 Song Quest as one of Canada’s top songwriters, and hosted the prestigious SOCAN songwriters circle at the 2009 WCMAs. Gordie has toured with Fred Eaglesmith, Kelly Joe Phelps and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

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