Gertrude's Hearse

Gertrude's Hearse

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandCountryRock

Currently working on their 2nd album, Gertrude’s Hearse is a 5-piece country-rock-jam band that has been playing lively, dynamic shows for over 5 years. With their enthusiasm, attire, and theme, they really keep up with their slogan “rock n roll undertakers puttin the FUN back in funeral!”

Biography

GH began it’s musical life surrounded by the Tulip fields of La Conner, WA in the Spring of 2005. The original lineup performed as a string band with washtub bass, acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, and harp, heavily influenced by old time small town American music.
Over the years GH has held on to that small town feel but has expanded their musical lineup to include electric & acoustic guitars, drums, electric bass, sax, flute, fiddle, harp, and multi vocalists, lending a 60s-meet-now alt-country/rock/jam mix of original and selected “preservation” songs (or obscure covers) that keep the crowd entertained, involved, and dancing.
With over 350 shows to date ranging from gritty saloons, radio shows, benefits and main stage headliners, 1100 copies of their first CD sold, radio play, a growing fan base, and integrity to the clubs and fans who support them, Gertrude's Hearse is a packaged deal, the real deal.

Discography

2007 Gertrude's Hearse: Wörst
www.gertrudeshearse.com
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Set List

We play about 50% original and 50% "Preservation Music" meaning not your run-of-the-mill covers but songs that influenced our sound by artists that are not around anymore or songs that could probably never reach the ears of our fans who really enjoy them.
Example list:
GERTRUDE’S HEARSE THEME (C#m/E)
FALL UP THE HILL (A)
SMOKEY HOLLOW (D)
E!GASM (E)
DRIVE WEST (G)
FALLIN’ OFF THE WAGON (G)
McKENZIE’S RIDE (Am)
NEW LIFE (D)
SKAGIT RIVER VALLEY (A)
INNOCENCE & BROKEN HEARTS (G)
JAM IN (E)
YELLOWING PAGES (D)
DARK HOLLOW (A)
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL (G)
I KNOW YOU RIDER (G) C harp
JESUS WALKING ON WATER (G)
GLENDALE TRAIN (G)
IT’S GONNA RAIN (G)
ATOMIC POWER (A)
DEAD FLOWERS (D)
BLUE EYES (G)
MILLERS CAVE (F)
YOU’RE STILL ON MY MIND (A)
LUXURY LINER (D/A)
WAGON WHEEL (A)
$1 MILLION (A)
SONG FOR YOU (G)
GOOD ENOUGH FOR NOW (D)
MOONSHINER (C)
LOOK AT MISS OHIO (F)
GRINDSTONE (C)
MEMPHIS BLUES (E)
LAST TIME (E)
LODI (C)
RIPPLE (G)
WHITE RABBIT (F#)
TWO HANG