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

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His ability to encapsulate universal ideas and questions, even the subtle ones, coupled with his gritty, heartfelt delivery and world-class performance chops, have invited comparisons with several legends in the roots genre from John Hiatt to Fred Eaglesmith.

“He will soon be counted amongst the ranks of the best in the industry, a rare talent that keeps getting better with each project released” says Hello Darlin’ Productions promoter Matt Large.

On his seventh album, slated for September 8 worldwide release, Lutes does what he has done for years: kicks up a little dust, wades into some deep waters and tackles the realities of the world with wisdom and some mean guitar work.

EARLY REVIEWS – WALK IN THE DARK

“With Walk in the Dark, Rob Lutes once again confirms his place among the great songwriters.” Yves Bernard, Le Devoir

“As a genuine wordsmith, Rob’s songs are put over with powerful literary skill, and the album benefits from careful listening to really grasp that skill…superbly produced and with a vocal quality that reaches out and draws you into the songs.” Blues n Roots Radio
Full review: Blues n Roots Radio

“…a back porch/Americana date that is so real and well conceived you have to play it several times to make sure you heard what you thought you heard. A real cooker all the way loaded with real music for the real muso!” Midwest Record

“A masterfully beautiful album.” Rootsville

“…a thirteen-track collection of both literary and musical craftsmanship. Varied, expertly composed, and atmospheric, Rob Lutes’ Walk in the Dark is an album that shouldn’t be missed this September.” Emma Sloan, Canadian Beats

“…when he whips out a song as remarkable as ‘There’s No Way To Tell You That Tonight’ that you’re totally won over to his cause. With a supporting cast of top notch Canadian musicians helping him along, this is a record that merits long term investigation.” TheRocker65

“A pleasure every time….a true piece of art.” Blues ‘n’ Roots Corner

“Rob Lutes, in my view, has only released excellent albums. This one is no exception…. beautiful songs.” Johnny’s Garden

“As a genuine wordsmith, Rob’s songs are put over with powerful literary skill, and the album benefits from careful listening to really grasp that skill…superbly produced and with a vocal quality that reaches out and draws you into the songs.” Blues n Roots Radio

“By continuing to explore over the years and albums, Lutes has forged his own distinct approach, with albums that combine songwriter numbers, blues and touches of folk and jazz, with room for modern touches thrown in. The title cut is one of his best tunes ever, as well-crafted and heartfelt as a John Hiatt cut. Then comes a smoking instrumental, Spence, a tribute to Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence, a big influence on players such as Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder. On it Lutes, MacDonald and Grass show off some serious string skills, another weapon in the arsenal. Its an album that deserves awards, if they can figure out which genre to slot it in.” Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Blog/CBC

Rob Lutes continue de faire vibrer sa musique dans des sujets qui lui conviennent avec de la lumière dans ses guitares. Près des racines du cœur avec une voix ancrée dans la conviction et la chaleur, Walk in The Dark est un beau voyage qui nous submerge de beauté.
Alternative Rock Press

C’est un album solide du début à la fin que nous offre un Rob Lutes en grande forme.
MusicoMania

Event Date

November 7, 2017

Event Time

07:30 PM

Event Location

600 Bishop Dr, Fredericton, NB E3C 0B4, Canada