New Album: Emergency to Emergency
We rallied the band back together for another highly collaborative full length recording, Emergency to Emergency (November 26, 2021 on Wolfe Island Records). Based on 19th Century Irish and North American fiddle tunes, this fourth album explores the many “hidden pandemics” that we’re all waking up to these days.
Read all about it in Kingston Life Magazine.Order Album
Who are the Gertrudes?
The Gertrudes bring together a versatile collective of musicians to create a unique and experimental folkestra in Kingston, ON. They have produced four full length albums, two EPS, participated in numerous festivals (notably Pop Montreal, Vancouver Folk Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion) and shared the stage with artists such Sarah Harmer, Calexico, and Ricky Skaggs. Recordings and performances have brought together a manic collaboration of choirs, symphonies and over 100 local musicians.
The Gertrudes 2022. Photo by Garrett Elliott, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
The Gertrudes sound like an ol’ time saloon party in deep space. Passengers travelling with this down-home folkestra lay down experimental noise beds and frolic through a veritable orchestra of instruments.
Till the Morning Shows Her Face to Me (2011)
Dawn Time Riot (2010)
Hard Water (2009)
Thanks to Ron Shore and everyone at Stone City Brew Co. for sponsoring The Gertrudes new recording project. Check out stonecityales.com to learn about what they do!