Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane - Grit (12" vinyl album)
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Since Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane first came together to make music together in 2014, they have played 548 concerts in eleven countries, including well-known festivals such as Celtic Connections in Glasgow and the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Now they are releasing a special selection of songs as their debut album "Grit".
A live album, how could it be otherwise, 'Grit' was recorded during five special shows in western Canada by renowned engineer and producer Scott Franchuk (Corb Lund/CKUA). Numerous concert-goers gave the impetus to make their debut together with a live album of all things. People have repeatedly expressed the wish to take the incredible atmosphere of the Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane shows home with them.
This is no coincidence: a live show combines ten instruments - banjo, dobro, cigar box guitars, musical saw, acoustic guitar, stomp box, harmonica, snare and mandolin together with great vocal harmonies and masterful storytelling. The accumulated experience of years of touring and the 15 albums together with other band projects also do the rest to captivate the visitor. Jaxon Haldane and Gordie Tentrees both grew up in the Canadian roots scene, in which legendary songwriters like the aforementioned Fred Eaglesmith and Willie P. Bennett had a great influence on the artists' work and sometimes even took on the role of mentor.
The album "Grit" has a lot in store for the listener: The first track "Armand" was inspired by the death of the Dutch protest singer of the same name while Gordie and Jaxon were on tour in the Netherlands.
The characters that define the songs of this positive album cope with the difficulties of their lives. All songs contain and make grit (= courage), the best ingredient to overcome obstacles!
2. 29 Loads of Freight
3.Craft Beards & Man Buns
5. Bottleneck to Wire
6. I Don't Have a Gun
7. No Integrity Man
8. Willie's Diamond Joe
10. Sideman blues
12. Wasted Moments