Rob Lutes
Rob Lutes is a soulful singer-songwriter from Montreal with an ever-growing collection of literate, moving meditations on life and love.

His sixth album, The Bravest Birds was recorded in an intimate studio in Montreal in April 2012 and features 12 original Lutes compositions (including three co-writes) and a cover of the Loudon Wainwright gem Natural Disaster.

Rob Lutes is widely known for his superb songwriting, fingerstyle mastery and soulful vocals. With The Bravest Birds, he delivers an exquisite collection of songs that inhabits the intersection of blues, Americana and the contemporary singer-songwriter genres and includes the blazing instrumental Turning Point.

Apart from longtime collaborator Rob MacDonald, the impressive group of musicians with Lutes on this release includes Rob Fahie (Nikki Yanovsky) on upright bass, Mark Nelson(Ian Kelly) on drums and Josh Zubot (Notre Dame de Grass) on violin.

Award-winning Montreal songwriter Dale Boyle, who co-wrote two of the album tracks with Lutes, also makes a guest appearance on the stunning live-in-studio take of Look Out Boy and on their other co-write, Ithaca Waterfall.

Since his first release, Gravity, in 2000, the Montreal-based musician who originally hails from the town of Rothesay, New Brunswick, has become widely known for his impassioned live performances, featuring extraordinary playing, a bit of improvisational magic and Lutes’ intense, gritty vocals. He is a former Kerrville winnerand Maple Blues, CFMAand Lys Blues nominee.

Lutes’ most recent studio release, 2009’s widely acclaimedTruth & Fictionspent three months in the EuroAmericana Top 10. His most recent album, Rob Lutes & Rob MacDonald – LIVE received stellar reviews and has spent more than a year on the Roots Music Report Top 40. Lutes regularly tours Canada, Europe and the U.S. as a solo show, in duo with Quebec guitar legends Rob MacDonald or Rick Haworth, or in a full-band format.

 
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