Emergency To Emergency
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Kingston Ontario’s beloved ‘folkestra’, The Gertrudes, are back! Their new album, Emergency to Emergency explores the many hidden pandemics that we’re waking up to these days. All songs are based on historic Irish and North American fiddle tunes that help provide some perspective on how our current experiences of plague and economic uncertainty are not that unprecedented after all.
Greg Tilson from The Gertrudes shares his thoughts:
"...it's the emergencies, like addictions and mental health, facing our community at this historic moment, that rallied The Gertrudes back together after an almost eight-year hiatus. We recorded new songs for this album, like "Emergency to Emergency" and "Parham" while joining forces with service providers like Kingston's Street Health Centre and the Canadian Mental Health Association to help raise awareness and funds for fighting these 'hidden pandemics'."
Kingston Life Magazine spoke with Tilson about the ensemble, the making of Emergency To Emergency and future plans for The Gertrudes. You may read the full story HERE.
Taking inspiration from artists like Wilco and The National, The Gertrudes knit together a sound like an old-time salon party travelling through deep space. Emergency to Emergency follows three full length albums by The Gertrudes who have toured cross-country including shows like Vancouver Folk Festival, Pop Montreal, and shared the stage with artists such as Sarah Harmer, Calexico, and Ricky Skaggs.
Release date: November 26, 2021