“Rob Lutes will soon be counted amongst the ranks of the best in the industry. Insightful and meaty… gutty and gritty... A rare talent that keeps getting better with each project released, one listen will prove he is more than a passing fancy; this guy is here to stay. ”
— Matt Large, Montreal Folk Festival
‟A gem. Among the best in a crowded roots field.” - Toronto Star
‟Great songs. I really like Rob's style.” - Chris Smither
"Rob Lutes is the real deal, a consummate roots guitarist with singing and song-writing skills to match. He won the audience over right away and was a total pro to work with. We love him to bits."
Stuart Laughton, Founder/Artistic Director, The Forest Festival
‟Lutes is a fine roots/blues writer, one of those gems you find by chance as you're going through a town and he's going through a town and you just want a beer and he gives you the show of the year.” - Bob Mersereau, CBC.ca
‟A great songwriter, a man with a great way with words and also a fantastic guitar picker!”
- Michael Jerome Browne
‟Widely acknowledged as a gifted songwriter.”
- Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen
“For me, Rob Lutes was one of the highlights.... His unique style, superb musicianship and his rapport with the audience came through loud and clear. A thorough professional, Rob deserves wide recognition as one of Canada's best musical assets. ” - Mike Hill, AD, Mariposa Folk Festival''Blues/Roots gypsy-hybrid scientist, Rob Lutes masterfully displayed a gripping evening of solo song with his trademark breathy emotion and restrained yet virtuosic fingerpicking. It was quite a sound to hear and Westport definitely came out to enjoy.'' - Seamus Cowan, The Cove Inn
''Rob Lutes gave an epic performance last night at The Motley Kitchen. Masterful guitar playing, a unique voice well used, wonderful original songs sprinkled with reverent covers from the likes of Dylan, Irving Berlin, Chris Smithers and Randy Newman. A night to remember.'' - Scott Merrifield, The Motley Kitchen
"Rob Lutes is quite simply one of the best acoustic Roots Blues singer/songwriter/guitarists on the scene today – and that’s not just me saying it."
- James Doran – Blues on the Rideau
“With his sixth CD, Rob Lutes confirms his place among the most important songwriters of his generation.” Four stars.
- La Presse, Montreal
"If anybody embodied the beauty and honesty of roots music, it's Rob Lutes. His set was a naked flame set to torch the place." - Maverick