Gordie Tentrees is a man who doesn’t fit easily into any particular genre, with his ability to play hard country music, country rock, blues, a little folksiness and even on this album a track that is pretty close to cowpunk! He is too close to all of these generic fields to call a ‘roots rocker’ so perhaps we have to settle for ‘alt. country plus,’ as he often finds himself at least around the edges of this catchall phrase!This is the fifth album by a man who really should be a household name thanks to the excellence of his vocal and writing skills and his ability to create atmospheres and arrangements perfectly suited to his writing, something not all great singer songwriters are able to master. The fact that he isn’t a household name is certainly not a reflection on his talent, he has more than his
fair share of that, but certainly reflects badly on record companies and ‘country music’fans, who go for nice safe music rather than something that actually needs listening to in depth and might actually provoke some thought! He is assisted on this recording by Juno award winning producer Bob Hamilton and some tremendous musicians, Ken Hermanson on banjo, lap steel, guitar, Bob Hamilton, upright bass, pedal steel guitar, Patrick Hamilton on drums, Annie Avery plays piano and organ and Sarah Macdougall on backup vocals, a lineup that handles the variety of styles and tempos with ease, from gorgeous slow ballads to uptempo bluesy rockers.
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