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Singing and Saying the Blues: a good-for-the soul workshop with Rob Lutes

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Big Stone House: A Center for Courageous Living

218 Strathburn

Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

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“As a little kid, blues meant hope, excitement, pure emotion. Blues were about feelings. They seem to bring out the feelings of the artist and they brought out my feelings as a kid. They made me wanna move, or sing, or pick up Reverend's guitar and figure out how to make those wonderful sounds.” B.B. King, Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B.B. King


Singing and Saying the Blues: a Big Stone House workshop with Rob Lutes

A bit of blues history, a bit of making music, and a whole lot of feeling better about life.

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019


If you are the kind of person who is interested in:

…hearing great music

…making great music

…learning about the blues (the where, what, when, why, who and how)

…healing what aches you

This is for you.

With a brief, fun and informative introduction to the fascinating history of the blues as well as a interactive songwriting exercise and performance afterwards, Rob Lutes’ Blues Songwriting Workshop is an enjoyable, inspiring participatory activity where participants learn about the blues and collectively write a song in the blues tradition.

What you see, sing, and feel in our afternoon togther will have you walking away feeling a little bit lighter about life, no matter who you are, where you've been, or where you're going.


Note: Rob Lutes in the Living Room: a House Concert will take place at Big Stone House after this workshop. The concert begins @ 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $30. Click here for more information or to buy tickets.




About the presenter:

Rob Lutes is an internationally acclaimed songwriter and performer who tours Canada, the US and Europe. He is the winner of the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards Contemporary Singer of the Year and is nominated fo the 2018 Maple Blues Awards Male Vocalist and Acoustic Act of the Year. His most recent album "Walk in the Dark" is nominated for the 2018 GAMIQ Folk Album of the Year, too. As well as having musical skills that will drop your jaw, Rob is an engaging and gifted teacher. He was given workshops in many schools across Canada, in the Festival Blues-sur-Seine’s (France) internationally recognized blues education program as well as the Ottawa Bluesfest’s Blues in Schools program. He'll make you glad that you've got blue to sing...join us and see for yourself.


To learn more about Rob, hear some of his music, and read what folks have to say about who he is and what he does in the world: click here…or keep reading below.


About the venue:

Big Stone House: a Center for Courageous Living offers events, workshops, conversations, and oh-so-much more to engage people in the art and practive of living and leading with courage, connection, and compassion. To find out a bit more about Big Stone House and get a feel for how this is just the kind of place where you'd want to see and sing the blues check us out on Facebook (Big Stone House) or Instagram (bigstonehouse.ca).




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

"Rob Lutes has the blues running through his veins resulting in a constant celebration of music in all its forms. Wrapped around his guitar, he delivers a songwriting workshop and a Blues history lesson that always captures the attention and interest of his audience. Lutes animated a songwriting workshop with our youth that resulted in the most vivacious and thoughtful expression of the blues, leaving all with a thought provoking appreciation for all genres of music." -- Mable Hastings, Director, Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre

Watch the video for "Shake These Blues" or "Walk in the Dark."

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