Dawn Time Riot! Pre-Release Celebration @ The Wolfe Island Grill

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The Island Grill Patio

The Island Grill Patio

Thanks to all who pre-ordered the album and all sorts of other prizes via IndieGoGo: the album is in the bag and ready to roll out. The official release date is set for October, when we’ll be touring the album (stay tuned for dates coming soon) but in the mean time, if you are in Kingston this Friday (Aug 27th), come on over to the Wolfe Island Grill (map) and hear a sneak preview of Dawn Time Riot, claim some of your prizes and listen to The Gertrudes rock out with Special Guests… The show starts at 7:30 and will continue late into the night – with The Gertrudes somewhere in the middle. Come for dinner, stay for music, and jump in the lake with us!

Listen to: Warm Wind from the South from the upcoming full length Dawn Time Riot!


Summer update & postcard from the road

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Hey friends,

Busking on the Van Island Ferry

We’re having the most awesomest of summers. We just recently got back from the West Coast playing at some amazing festivals and topped it all off with a family trip (all the families!) up to Blue Skies for an amazing long weekend. We’ve met amazing audiences across the country and got to jam with some super fine bands and musicians. Man, we’re feeling on top of the world – despite the sleep deprivation of staying up all night to jam and waking up to the songs of children in the early am, not long after falling into bed. Wish you were all here… wherever that may be.

Hope to see you all again soon – Anyone coming to the Eaglesmith Picnic? We’ll be there… possibly attired in bells of some kind.

Check out some photographic highlights of our west coast trip, courtesy of our T-bone player Pim over at his flickr page: Gertrudes Out West!

All the best,

The Gertrudes

ps. our IndieGoGo crowdsourced fundraiser to cover manufacturing costs is going really well! only 8 days left to pre-order or get some puppets! We’re just over $2500 of our $4000 goal at this time… help out if you can at www.indiegogo.com/gertrudes – Thanks!