Newsletter, October 2019

Hi everyone, 

I wanted to take a moment to reach out and say hello, let you know about some upcoming shows, and share a bit of new music (download at bottom of this email). 

The leaves swirling outside my window in Pointe-Claire today serve as a constant reminder of where we are on the calendar. Nice to just watch them, and step out of the news cycle for a moment. The coming, relatively bitter election here and the Late Empire and its apocalyptic overtones to the south are fairly relentless if you consume media at all. I have been relatively busy with some touring and publicity for the new Sussex album just out in early September. I have included a free download from that record for you here, to give you a taste of that project. 

The song is Lookin' for Trouble, a Steve Goodman gem and the one cover on the record.  Sussex's version has that half-lit, spooky feel. The lyric is a little serious and a little tongue in cheek, both Steve Goodman trademarks. I hope you like it. More info on The Ocean Wide is available on my site HERE. 

Now onto the shows -- see below for a full list of Fall dates. 

Upcoming shows 
I'll be doing four solo shows in Ontario starting on Thursday, October 24 at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage in Ottawa. I have a great young songwriter named Mike McKenna Jr. opening that show. Mike has something special going on, really strong songs and delivery. Next comes the always fun Cafe in the Woods on Manitoulan Island on Friday the 25th, then a house concert in Sudbury on Saturday the 26th and finally a visit to the Perth Tea Room on Sunday the 27th. 

November starts auspiciously on Friday, Nov. 1 at a Quebec roots temple of sorts, Le Zaricot in Ste-Hyacinthe, followed by a 5-date Maritime swing with shows at Salty Towers in St Andrews, The Tipsy Muse in Fredericton and Shadow Lawn Inn in Rothesay, NB (my old stomping ground), and then Temple on Queen in Bridgetown and Petite Riviére Vineyards in Petite Riviére, NS. 

In December, I have two dates in Ontario, in Haliburton and at the venerable Old Church Theatre in Trenton, before I finish up the year with a show with Sussex at the beautiful Salle Pauline Julien in Pierrefonds. 

Visit the TOUR page for all details and ticket info. 

That's it for now. I hope you are all well. 

Thanks as always for your support. Stay in touch, and I hope to see you out there. 

Rob 

rob@roblutes.com 

https://roblutes.com/

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