Toronto. London. Guelph. Peterborough. Awesome.


Coming your way this weekend! See you on the road! Exclamation!


Thurs Nov 18 @ The Imperial Pub, Toronto w/ Dave Clark’s Woodshed Orchestra 8pm

Fri Nov 19 @ The Alex P Keaton, London 9pm

Sat Nov 20 @ The Carden Street Cafe, Guelph 9pm

Sun Nov 21 @ The Gordon Best Theatre, Peterborough 2pm Matinee

Ronnie Hawkins nominated for a CBC Radio3 Bucky Award!


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:

“Carolina” video from Baba’s in Charlottetown


Played a fun show Monday night in Charlottetown! Here’s a clip of Carolina from the night by some great folks we met who also did a nice radio interview for us from the Mo and Martin show… We’re in Halifax now – playing an in store CD release at Obsolete Records tomorrow (Thursday) at 1:30pm and then off to Wolfville for the night, before returning to play Halifax POP Friday night at the Foggy Goggle. Saturday we’re in St. Andrews and then the long trek home!

Here’s another song – “Slot Machines” from Montreal:

Heading out to hit the road… Pre-tour prep (video)


Here’s a nice snippet of us working on a new song by Annie before we trek to the East Coast… we’re looking forward to Halifax Pop Explosion and all the other stops along the way, and to meeting new people as we go – come on out and say hi! See you on the road!

The Gertrudes’ Dawn Time Riot – Fall Tour Release Date!


We’re thrilled to be hitting the road soon to release Dawn Time Riot! We’re heading eastward in October and then around Ontario in November. See you there!


Friday, October 15, 2010
w/ The Fugitives + Lake of Stew
O Patro Vys (327 Mont Royal E.) Montreal

Sat Oct 16 @ Babylon – Quebec City
w/ Jane Ehrhardt

Sun Oct 17 @  Falls Brook Centre, NB

Mon Oct 18 @ Baba’s, Charlottetown, PEI
w/ The Mountains & The Trees

Tues Oct 19 @  Sackville CHMU Radio

Wed Oct 20 @ Halifax CKDU Radio

Thurs Oct 21 @ Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville, NS
w/ The Mountains & The trees

Friday Oct 22 @ The Foggy Goggle, Halifax
w/ Hot Panda

Sat Oct 23 The Red Herring Pub, St Andrews, NB


Thurs Nov 18 @ The Imperial Pub, Toronto w/ Dave Clark’s Woodshed Orchestra 8pm

Fri Nov 19 @ The Alex P Keaton, London 9pm

Sat Nov 20 @ The Carden Street Cafe, Guelph 9pm

Sun Nov 21 @ The Gordon Best Theatre, Peterborough 2pm Matinee

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


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


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 – Thanks!

The Gertrudes team up with you (via IndieGoGo) to make our new record!


Want to pre-order Dawn Time Riot AND help us manufacture the record? You too can be an executive producer…. 🙂 See video and links below for how to get involved!

Go to: to find out more!

Summer 2010 Concert Dates


We’re stoked to be heading out west this summer – see the tour dates below. We’re also really excited about the album – stay tuned for more news on the progress of that soon!

June 16 – Opening Night of The Skeleton Park Music Fest w/ Ohbijou & Rueben deGroot, Chalmers Church – Free Concert!
July 1 – Canada Day Festivities, Grass Creek Park, Kingston
July 9-11 Vancouver Island Music Festival (with Little Feat, Joan Osborne, Roberta Flack and others)
July 13 – Hornby Island Community Hall
July 15 CBC Showcase Stage, Vancouver
July 16 – 19 Vancouver Folk Music Festival (with Sarah Harmer, Valdy and others)
July 23-25 Duncan Music Festival, Vancouver Island
July 30 – Aug 1  Blue Skies Music Festival
Aug 20 – 7:30 at the Fred Eaglesmith Picnic

Open Voices Choir Recording Video!


Annie’s arrangement for the last chorus of Catfish John… we we’re lucky enough to get The Gertrudes backed up by an entire choir! Open Voices generously joined us for this recording for our upcoming album “Dawn Time Riot” (Apple Crisp, 2010).

This is just a sneak preview of the awesomenesses to come…

See for more about the choir.

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