Gordie Tentrees – Pay what you think at the Atkinson

18th January 2016

Do you sometimes feel that a concert was not worth the money or, on the other hand, you had such a fabulous time and the music was so good that you would have paid more?

We encourage you to experience new music and be part of something special, so with this in mind we invite you to join us for a deeply personal and moving performance but we ask you to come and ‘pay what you think’.

A pay what you think concert is free, but at the end of the night we will ask you to do exactly that…pay what you think the music, the concert and the overall experience was like! Tickets would be sold at a price of £10 but for this special occasion we ask that you trust us, come along for free, have a drink and then pay what you think at the end of the night!

The Atkinson wants to introduce you to Gordie Tentrees a talented new artist who has  performed with the likes of Kelly Joe Phelps, Fred Eaglesmith, Steve Poltz and Mary Gauthier but one that doesn’t have a huge following on these shores!

Here is what the press and other artists say:

“Tentrees’ delivery is so relaxed and unpretentious it’s impossible to not get drawn into his world, sounding like a young John Prine.”– NO DEPRESSION

“In the rough cut vein of Kelly Joe Phelps or Fred Eaglesmith, Tentrees is gifted.”

This is the fifth album by a man who really should be a household name, thanks to the excellence of his vocal and writing skills and his ability to create atmospheres and arrangements perfectly suited to his writing, something not all great singer songwriters are able to master.”

Canadian Music Awards, International Song Competitions.

His sixth album, Less is More,  presenting an incredible soundtrack to a storied past with songs of triumph, heartache and redemption. Produced by Juno award winner Bob Hamilton who also contributes textured beauty with tasteful tones, the album features Tentrees blend of folk, roots and blues sounds on 11 tracks including “Camelot Hotel“, written by Mary Gauthier.

Tentrees plays dobro, guitar, harmonica, with stellar accompaniment from Aiden Tentrees on upright bass & Fabian Brook on guitar and fiddle. The album also includes guest appearances by Patrick Hamilton, Annie Avery, Lonnie Powell and the voice of east coast darling 2015 Juno winner Catherine MacLellan.

And a little bit about Gordie and his music:

Melodic and uplifting and lyrically rich – these are the songs that will tear your heart out, one note at a time, master storyteller and multi-instrumental performer Gordie Tentrees has arrived. Yukon based, Ontario raised, farm boy, golden glove boxer, school teacher, youth counsellor turned folk artist Tentrees has released 6 records touring North America, UK, Australia and Europe up to 200 concerts each year.

Most of Tentrees’ past three years were spent on the road, with concert dates from Spain to Texas, which keeps through in the title track “Less is More”, written in Holland after sleeping in the same bed as Townes Van Zandt on his last European tour before he passed. Dancing outside the music industry box against all odds, there is no end in sight for Tentrees with upcoming 2015 performance around the world.

We hope to see you there!

Gordie Tentree’s Website


7:30 pm
The Atkinson – Studio
Pay what you think! See event details for more info.


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