Contemporary Singer of the Year Rob Lutes Live in October 26 House Concert
The 2018 winner of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer of the Year, Rob Lutes from Montreal will perform in in a private home in Sudbury on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Book your spot right away, as these shows tend to sell out quickly. You must make reservations in advance by email to Scott Merrifield at
Admission is $25 per person.
Rob Lutes is a soulful singer-songwriter and a mean guitar player from Montreal with an ever-growing collection of literate, moving meditations on life and love. Rob is now touring his just-released seventh album, Walk in the Dark. Evoking a raw honesty in his voice and the written word, Rob’s soulful lyrics and vocals, deftly married with his indelible melodies and accomplished musicianship have established his reputation as a performer of note.
The Montreal-based, maritime-born artist spent ten years as a writer/editor, before discovering that songwriting and performing was what he was called to do full time. Evolving his own signature style with his richly textured vocals and earthy feel, Rob steadily gained ground nationally in Canada by playing prestigious festivals such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Ottawa BluesFest and the Stan Rogers Festival. Rob has also been featured in various Canadian television appearances and national radio broadcasts, and has had several of his songs recorded by other artists.
Rob’s recognition continues to grow both at home, in the United States and in Europe. In 2001, Rob won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition in Kerrville, Texas. In 2004, he won The Philadelphia Songwriters Project Road Song contest, resulting in appearances at both the WXPN Singer Songwriter Weekend and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Rob has garnered nominations for Album of the Year, Performance of the Year and Folk-Blues Artist of the Year from Le Net Blues in Quebec. The Toronto Blues Society nominated him as Songwriter of the Year in 2003. And in Billy Block’s 2004 Americana Contest in Nashville, the Rob Lutes Band finished second for Best Americana Band. In 2018, Rob’s seventh album, Walk in the Dark, in addition to winning him the CFMA Contemporoary Singer of the Year honours, the album was nominated for a 2018 Prix GAMIQ (Quebec) for Folk Album of the Year as well as two 2018 Maple Blues Awards – Acoustic Act and Male Vocalist of the Year. In addition, it was picked as album of the year by Folk Roots Radio.