Gordie Tentrees came to town last night and brought a blast of Northern Canada tales to our world. He told stories of heartbreak and triumph, loves and breakups, growing up and being grown up, often with a wry sense of humour. The audience were enthralled with his melodies, his accomplished acoustic and dobro playing, his folk/country blues style, his poetry and his often funny in between song banter. Showing his tomato sunburned legs, "Does it snow here?" he asked. "There's sure a lot of sun!" No it doesn't snow here, Gordie.
We live in a marvellous world where a country boy from the Yukon can come to a small wooden hall in countryside Australia and give so much pleasure and cultural enrichment. Gordie, thank you so much.
Gordie is hoping to make it back this way next year with his band, so keep a look out for him. You will not be disappointed. Check his website here.
Young local up and comer, Bradley Stone kicked the evening off with his gorgeous swooping falsetto, and finely wrought songs. His Jeff Buckleyesque rendition of Hallelujah was spine chilling, and his innovative use of layering his voice with a loop pedal added to a superb performance.
We had a great crowd for a Wednesday night. Thanks to all those who came.
Pics in the gallery.
Sunday March 29 sees, also from Canada, The Bombadils. Check details here.
Peter Lino, amateur muso,