Release: Rob Lutes “Walk in the Dark” Available Sept 8th

On his seventh album, acclaimed Canadian songwriter Rob 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
depth, humour and a unique musical style.
Situated at the intersection of the blues, folk, Americana and contemporarysinger-songwriter
genres, Walk in the Dark is an exquisite collection of songs that highlight Lutes’s unmistakable voice
and literary writing style. Co-produced with celebrated Montreal producer and Cirque de Soleil
collaborator Rob Heaney, the album features a group of Canada's finest roots and blues players,

including guitarist Rob MacDonald and keyboardist Bob Stagg along with noted artists Ian Kelly,
Guy Bélanger and Joe Grass. It finds Lutes, a Kerrville New Folk winner, Maple Blues and
Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, exploring a wide range of subjects and paying homage
to some heroes: James Cotton (on There's No Way to Tell You That Tonight) and guitarist Joseph Spence (on the
instrumental Spence).
Recorded mainly over three days in late January in a small studio in Montreal's Notre Dame de Grace borough, the
recording captures the essence of Lutes's soulful voice and rhythmic guitar style, enveloped by a group of players who
are no stranger to his groove. Featuring 12 new originals, including two co-writes with award-winning Americana
songwriter Dale Boyle, and the forgotten John Prine gem Rocky Mountain Time, the album digs deep into the roots of
Canadian and American music and delivers another strong statement. "This album, of all of them, was a journey into
the unknown, which is why I like the title so much," Lutes says. "With a great co-producer, and a group of phenomenal
players and friends, I went in to the studio to find these songs. And I really feel like we did that."

1. A Little Room 4:39
2. There’s No Way to Tell You that Tonight 3:44
3. Pumping Love 3:33
4. I Am the Blues 2:47
5. Whistling Past the Graveyard 3:18
6. Walk in the Dark 3:42
7. Spence 2:20
8. Rocky Mountain Time 3:40
9. Bigger 2:58
10. Rabbit 3:13
11. Hardest Thing of All 2:59
12. Believe in Something 3:15
13. Better Past 2:49

Rob Lutes • Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Rob MacDonald • Electric, Resophonic and Acoustic Guitars
Mark Nelson • Drums and Percussion
Andrew Horton • Bass
Bob Stagg • Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ
Joe Grass • Mandolin
Guy Belanger • Harmonica
Josh Zubot • Violin on Rabbit
Rob Fahie • Bass on Rabbit
Josephine von Soukkonov • Backing vocals
Ian Kelly • Backing vocals on Whistling Past the Graveyard

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