Yukoners Sarah Macdougall and Gordie Tentrees are hitting the highways around the world March 25-June 18, including a 7:30 p.m. stop Wednesday at Great Bend’s Barton County Arts Council Back Room.
Joined by string bender Ken Hermanson, they will perform north-country music. In addition to various stops in the United States, they will be performing in Canada, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland and Sweden and during this tour.
Macdougall has been a touring internationally for years with her songs, guitar and voice earning rave reviews and topping major music writers top-ten album of the year lists as a songwriter, all the while producing and engineering her own albums.
Her songs have been chosen for onboard entertainment on Lufthansa airplanes, on television shows, and she’s been a semi-finalist on the International Song Writing competition with her song “Crow’s Lament.” She has performed on the Bob Harris show in the United Kingdom, has played Canadian and international festivals, performed with Mary Gauthier, Todd Snider, and Po’Girl among others. Sarah is currently working on her new album, which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2011.
Tentrees has released three albums internationally to rave reviews. The most recent “ Mercy or Sin” produced by Juno Winner Bob Hamilton, was nominated for a 2010 Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Roots Solo Album of the Year.” The title track was also a finalist out of 15,000 entries in the 2010 International Song Writing Competition. Judges included Tom Waits, Loretta Lynn and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
He performed at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver for the New Songs New Voices concert selected as the best of Canada’s songwriters to perform during the games. He was also selected by CBC Radio’s 2009 Song Quest as one of Canada’s top songwriters and hosted the prestigious SOCAN songwriters circle at the 2009 WCMA’s. He has toured extensively with Fred Eaglesmith and Kelly Joe Phelps, and has recently begun recording his fourth album.