Going back and forth across this country from the Yukon, Gordie has performed some 200 shows a year either solo or with his band. He writes his own songs, plays a guitar, uses a slide, blows a harmonica, and is sometimes touched with a voice like a bird on a warm spring morning belting out the last day on earth. He also does other things before he gets to share his music like book his tours, promote them, manage his band, radio track his records, act as an agent, road manager, publicist, apply for things, pay for everything, parent the kids and make time for the girl. Feeling lucky to get this far with only his fortune amounting in friends, he continues to build a steady career upon Canadian tours, festival appearances, and showcases while garnering airplay in Canada, U.S, Europe and Australia. His debut album "29 Loads of Freight" was released in 2004 to rave reviews, more shows, a documentary (www.topoftheworldfilms.com) and the opportunity to munch on many a snack tray with his hero’s. He is also a 2008 Official Folk Alliance Showcase winner representing Canada in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2007 Gordie released his new album "Bottleneck to Wire’ with special guests Roger Marin (Fred Eaglesmith Band)- pedal steel, Jaxon Haldane (D-Rangers)- banjo, Amelia Rose (Fishhead Stew)- fiddle, Aylie Sparkes- guitar and Kim Barlow- cello. It is a landmark album.If there is justice in this business, years from now we may be looking back and talking about the recording that brought this Canadian singer songwriter to the forefront of his genre…. MAVERICK MAGAZINE 5/5 Stars (UK) "by far the best album I have listened to for some time." Listen at Last.fm
GLOBE & MAIL- Tipped troubadour Gordie Tentrees emerges from the Yukon, full of strong songwriting, hickish hoots, and stir-crazy laments. Tunes, carried by his resonater guitar, and aided by pedal steel, banjo, fiddle and blow harps, are often darker than a Whitehorse winter- yet never remorse, not even close. In the rough-cut vein of Fred Eaglesmith or Kelly Joe Phelps, Tentrees is gifted.
AMERICAN MEDIA GUIDE- Gordie Tentrees new album is a landmark album. If there is justice in this business, years from now we may be looking back and talking about the recording that brought this Canadian singer songwriter to the forefront of his genre. The songs are dark, the melodies haunting, the voice brooding all meshed together with sophisticated instrumentation that marries acoustic guitar, harmonica, cello, steel guitar and an angelic, harmonic chorus. This is not a one listen album, this is an album that reveals new sides at every turn. He paints the characters with broad strokes, yet amazing detail. A true songwriter can bring his subjects to life with minimal expendature of lyrical real estate. Tentrees is a true songwriter..
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