“Majestic songwriting, genuine authenticity, incredible insight” Americana UK
After 550 concerts in 11 countries since coming together in 2014 including Celtic Connections (Glasgow, Scotland) and National Folk Festival (Canberra, Australia) Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane release their debut album. A collection of songs dropping Mar. 2-2018 worldwide on European label Greywood records featuring Haldane/Tentrees co-writes “Armand, Junior”, Fred Eaglesmith/ Tentrees “Craft Beards & Man Buns”, a Tommy Womack/Will Kimbrough cover ” I Don”t Have a Gun” as well as Willie P Bennett classic Willie’s Diamond Joe. It was recorded by renowned engineer/producer Scott Franchuk (Corb Lund/CKUA) over 5 nights in Western Canada “live” for an audience. The idea for a live record was inspired by audience members repeatedly asking for a record that sounded like the live experience Gordie & Jaxon were producing each night. Together with 10 instruments -banjo, dobro, cigar box guitars, musical saw, acoustic guitar, porch board bass, harmonica, snare tam & mandolin, brotherly harmonies and masterful storytelling they arrived after years of performing in other bands with a combined 15 records between them.
They are 2 shows in one, which is also a bonus. Jaxon Haldane who is a world class musician who plays 5 instruments with Gordie (banjo, mandolin, lap steel cigar box, electric cigar box guitar, musical saw, and sings harmonies also opens each concert solo for 30 min. Here he is solo https://youtu.be/XOaYWc25vpY
Then after a break joins Gordie for 75 min plus encore, together they play 10 instruments.