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.
New Album: Just to Please You
Just to Please You is the group’s first full length album collaboration with Neptune’s Machine Producer Jason Mercer (ani difranco, Ron Sexsmith). Taking inspiration from artists like Wilco and The National, The Gertrudes knit together a sound like an old-time saloon party travelling through deep space. Just to Please You follows four full length albums and extensive touring across the country, including memorable performances like at the Vancouver Folk Festival and the Halifax Pop Explosion, and sharing the stage with artists like Sarah Harmer, Calexico, and Ricky Skaggs.
Just to Please You is out on August 18th.Learn More
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3pm @ Craft Beer Fest, Fort Henry
2pm @ Skeleton Park Arts Festival
The Gertrudes - Photo by Cam Nelles
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.
Emergency To Emergency (2021)
Till the Morning Shows Her Face to Me (2011)
Dawn Time Riot (2010)
Hard Water (2009)
Thanks to everyone at Daft Brewing for sponsoring The Gertrudes. Check out daftbrewing.com to learn about what they do!
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