Gordie Tentrees

with opener Jaxon Haldane


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present the brilliant Yukon singer-songwriter Gordie Tentrees in concert.

His music is deeply personal and moving, melodic and uplifting, and lyrically rich. His songs will tear your heart out, one note at a time.

Jaxon Haldane will open the show as well as support Tentrees during his performance.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

"Tentrees' delivery is so relaxed and unpretentious it's impossible to not get drawn into his world…"
No Depression magazine

Click here to see poster.

Gordie Tentrees was born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised on his family farm in Bancroft, Ontario. During his youth his mother, a writer, encouraged him to write things down and to learn to play the guitar. The writing became a habit but he didn't pick up the guitar until well into his twenties. In the intervening years he became a school teacher, youth worker, counsellor, coach and mentor for kids at risk. With jobs scarce in his home province, he looked to the Yukon for employment and moved there many years ago.

Tentrees' unorthodox path to a career in music began when, as a teen, he saw a performance by Fred Eaglesmith at a festival with his mom. At the time, he did not become a fan of that style of music but the event stuck in his mind. Ten years later he saw Eaglesmith again and noticed that he played a lot of three-chord songs. He thought perhaps he could learn to do that and went all out to learn the guitar. And did. Inspired by people like John Prine and Gordon Lightfoot, he found his way back to the type of music that he had been exposed to when he first heard Eaglesmith. He wrote his first song at the age of 25.

Tentrees, now a full-time musician, will release his sixth album, Less is More, on April 23, 2015. His music is a blend of folk, roots and blues. His vocals are warm and pleasantly expressive but he is also capable of adding plenty of grit when required. He accompanies himself on guitar, dobro and harmonica. He is an international touring musician and has played over 2000 concerts and festivals, in close to twenty countries, over the last ten years.

Camelot Hotel audio clip:

Holy Moly audio clip:

Somebody's Child audio clip:

2 Sons audio clip:

Video clips here.

Tentrees Web site here.



Jaxon Haldane, former D. Rangers frontman, will be opening the show as well as performing with Tentrees during his show. His music is born of elements of blues, country, folk, jazz and rock. It has a light-hearted, whimsical approach that employs a great deal of satire and sarcasm. An accomplished instrumentalist, he plays banjo, mandolin and fiddle and guitar.

Dust Bowl audio clip:

Whiskey & Water audio clip:

French Toast audio clip:

Haldane bandcamp page here.