Justin Rutledge


Justin Rutledge (ON)
He’s been described as poetic, literate and “spacious.” Toronto’s NOW Magazine says, “For anyone following the folk/roots scene in Toronto, the serene work of Justin Rutledge is no secret, but it’s easy to forget just how engaging and talented this gentle singer-songwriter is.” They rave about his infectious country folk hooks and lush harmonies. This alt-country singer-songwriter has not only earned praise for his erudite, rootsy sound, he’s has also garnered a Galaxy Rising Star award, countless year-end critics’ picks, a Toronto’s Best Local Songwriter title (from NOW), and numerous other noms since releasing his first CD back in 2005. Lately, he’s released his 5th studio album, and has been working a lot in theatre. He’s a busy guy, but when it comes to performing his music live on stage, he is entirely present and in his element. You’ll want to sit up close to capture every word.