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More video from the Montreal launch of The Bravest Birds. Thanks to Michael Wees.
The Tree, featuring Rob MacDonald, Alec McElcheran and Mark Nelson www.youtube.com/watch
Mutineer, featuring Rob MacDonald, Mark Nelson and Alec McElcheran www.youtube.com/watch
Throw Me From this Train, featuring Rob MacDonald, Mark Nelson, Alec McElcheran www.youtube.com/watch
It's Not Over, featuring Rob MacDonald, Mark Nelson, Alec McElcheran, Denis Ducharme, Josephine von Soukonnov and Julie Leblanc www.youtube.com/watch
A Photo Gallery from the Montreal Launch of The Bravest Birds is up on the Photos and Video page.
THE BRAVEST BIRDS, the highly anticipated sixth full length CD from Rob Lutes, was released on January 31 with a launch at Montreal's La Sala Rossa. The CD is currently #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart, #6 on the Roots Music Report (Canada) and #13 on the FAR Chart.
Rob and his longtime guitarist Rob MacDonald are embarking on a short tour of the Maritimes for shows between February 26 and March 3. Visit the tour page for more information.
For information on the CD, including song lyrics and purchase info, visit http://www.roblutes.com/fr_ bravestbirds.cfm
Two new videos below: "Still Dark" from Director Michael Wees, and an 8-mm collage video for "Things We Didn't Choose" by Nisha Platzer.
“I love The Bravest Birds even more than 2008’s Truth and Fiction, which I consider to be one of the top ten folk/roots albums of the last decade.” Julie Miller, CFLX
"Great songs, fantastic vocals, super playing and excellent production. What the hell else do you want from a record?!" Rick Haworth, Legendary Quebec Guitarist, Producer (Daniel Belanger, Michel Rivard)
"An incredibly strong mid-career set of songs. I've always been a fan of his mature writing and exceptional voice, but this record is a new triumph." Matt Large, Hello Darlin Productions
"Tears, laughter, dragons. He digs deep, and it's a thing of beauty. I'm not just enjoying listening to it, I'm being inspired -- for me, the best songwriters make me want to write my own. I don't know why, but as someone trapped in a dry patch, I think I'll be listening to a lot more of this CD."
Alyssa Wright - http://alyssawright.com/news.html
***** (five stars)
"Bullseye for the sixth time. You could call him a rootsy singer songwriter but his albums have a richer and fuller sound than this term might suggest. His strongest ace is his husky, warm voice, with which he sometimes almost whispers but which also has a lot of power."
Kees van Wee, Heaven Pop Magazine