With his sixth album,The Bravest Birds, acclaimed Montreal singer-songwriter Rob Lutes delivers an exquisite collection of songs that inhabits the intersection of blues, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. From the rich, ethereal guitars of Still Dark and Glory to the blazing instrumental work of Turning Point, the album highlights the world-class songwriting, soulful vocals and impassioned performances that have earned Lutes a reputation as one of Canada's finest performing songwriters.
Featuring some of Montreal's finest musicians including Rob MacDonald, Rob Fahie, Mark Nelson, Denis Ducharme, Dale Boyle, Josh Zubot, Fred Bouchard and Josephine von Soukonnov.
“I love this album 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, Richard Seguin)
Rob Lutes & Rob MacDonald - LIVE
Rob MacDonald and I started playing together in the fall of 1996 when we did a series of launch shows for a blues compilation CD we were both on.
Since then, we’ve toured Canada, the US and Europe, performing hundreds of shows in theatres, bars, festivals, coffee houses and pretty much everything in between. Rob has also played on all four of my studio releases.
Over the years, many people have told me that Rob and I have a special kind of musical connection on stage, and they’ve encouraged us to release a live album. Well, to all of you, here it is.
The new CD was recorded on a cold, snowy Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the very intimate “Le Red Room” in Glenn Sutton, about an hour and a half from Montreal. Rob and I think it captures some of the magic we’ve experienced on the stage these past 15 years.
Truth & Fiction
The fourth CD from singer-songwriter Rob Lutes. Produced by David Goodrich (Chris Smither, Jeffrey Foucault) and featuring Annabelle Chvostek, Rob MacDonald, Geoff Arsenault, Morgan Moore and Olivier Demers.