Hard Water (2009)

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the gertrudes hard water album cover

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The most exciting thing about the EP is how The Gertrudes contrast the old time feel of banjos, ukes and accordions with electronics, horns and theremin (sweet) to create modern, spooky tracks that are as thick and ominous, but also as breathtaking as a dense fog over the harbour. The seven minute epic, The Advancement of the Human Age, feels like it’s been given a sepia toned layer, but the band pushes the limits by experimenting with nice harmonies, effects and horns. The album closer, A New Sound, the theremin weaves around the guitar and banjo and lets the band focus on delivering a nicely executed slow build.

River

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Advancement Of The Human Age

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A New Sound

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Ronnie Hawkins Bucky Award Nomination

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Ronnie Hawkins was just nominated as CBC3 Bucky award for “Most Canadian Song”. Yikes. the list of songs/artists is pretty awesome. This version is from Montreal Oct 15 with our friends Lake of Stew. You gotta check out Chris Trimmer’s wild theremin solo near the end. That’s gotta put us over the top! We encourage you to do the good Canadian thing, and go vote! Here’s the link: http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/polls/?pollId=87 – Pete