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Tentrees show postponed

Tentrees is well on his way to his tenth album in 20 years. His tour was to support his eighth album.
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Yukon folk minstrel Gordie Tentrees's Jan. 18 concert at the Arden has been postponed. GORDIE TENTREES/Photo

Those hoping to get ready for the northern musical charm of Gordie Tentrees, the folksy singer-songwriter whose words are as dexterous as his string-strumming, will have to hold on to their tickets. 

The performer's Jan. 18 show at St. Albert's Arden Theatre has been postponed.

Tentrees's new album Mean Old World, his eighth album in 17 years, is a twangy blast of ice and dust, with many of the wordsmith's gymnastic lyrics like the catchy Wind Walker, the first track. It blows through two minutes, 20 seconds with more than 200 words of lyrics. This guy could be a nimble-lipped rapper. Maybe he is already.

“If you listen to some of the lyrics, it is a mean, old world. It's a bit of a contrast, especially these days. There's a lot of things to be grateful for and there's a lot of stuff that brings a lot of light to everybody's days and there's also a lot of darkness as well. At the end of the day, it's a mean, old world and you just got to put your coat on and go out the door,” says Tentree.

While waiting for his return to the Arden, the album is worth a listen — cold comfort to a crowd awaiting a warm, live performance during the iciest of cold snaps, indeed.

So far there is no word on the reason behind the postponement. According to the Arden Theatre, refund options are set to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Call the Arden box office at 780-459-1542 or visit

Scott Hayes

About the Author: Scott Hayes

Scott Hayes joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2008. Scott writes about the arts, entertainment, movies, culture, community groups, and charities. He also writes general news, features, columns, and profiles on people.
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