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Since the late 1970's, Southern Ontario Canada born Duane Rutter has been writing, recording and performing his unique mix of Folk/Americana/Outlaw/Country & Blues  music throughout North America. 
Since 2006 Rutter has been recording for Busted Flat Records releasing (at the time of this writing) three critically acclaimed albums : Waiting RoomNever Bet The Devil Your Head and Crazy Things ( the latter featuring Garth Hudson of The Band.)
In 2016 Rutter was nominated for Songwriter and Male Artist of the Year and Crazy Things was nominated for Roots Recording of the Year at The Hamilton Music Awards. The Duane Rutter Band was also nominated for People's Choice Band of the Year.

Back On The Horse 

Here I am again with another attempt at keeping a website current and happening! This time perhaps it'll go a little more smoothly as I've got the help from my label to keep me honest.

The site is still under construction but I think you'll find the basics here and hopefully more bells and whistles as we go.

Thanks for checking me out. See you soon!

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Unity One Benefit

Narulas Banquet Hall , 1162 Barton Street East, , Hamilton, Ontario L8H2V6

UNITY ONE / The Faces of Change was Founded to raise awareness for Victims of Racism, Gender Inequality and Bullying. This evening will be bringing together like minded individuals of all nationalities, religions and over all diversity to share in each others creativity and experiences. 21 Altruistic individuals will also be recognized for their ongoing support in enhancing the quality of life for others. One very special individual will also be Crowned "King" or "Queen" of UNITY ONE / The Faces of Change the evening of the event. Thank you all for your ongoing support. N MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Quincy Morgan (Film & Television)

PERFORMERS The Legendary DJ GENE KING CARL HENRY III (2 time Juno Award Winner and Nominee) The BHX (The Bobby Hebert Experience) Duane Rutter (Busted Flat Records) Bonnie Hamilton Alexander Roy

GUEST SPEAKERS: Shane Mussche Rosy Narula


AWARD WINNERS Carl Henry III DJ Gene King Farahri Shane Mussche James Metcalfe Bill Robert Paul Alfano Rob Daboom Marc Pompeo Sonny and Rosy Narula Vanessa Gilmour Ellen Oesterreich Tien Mohan Jason Steele Monte Green Shelly Cameron Agata Dratwa John and Marian Weide Valorie Dyck Deborah Murray Sasha De La-Soul

MEET & GREET Craig Snoyer (Actor / Stuntman) Movie Cult Figure (Propane Zombie) From "Dawn of the Dead" Nominated for Best Stunt Ensemble / Screen Actors Guild Award for X-Men- Days of Future Past X-Men- Apocalypse


BOUTIQUES, DESIGNERS AND BODY PAINTING Revelations N Boutique Karen Beattie (Styled With Kare) Laura Dorothie (Laura Dorothie's Fancy Faces & Maternity Belly Painting) Lee Patterson K-Lee Matheson (Reconfigure Designs) Orangetree Boutique N&K Couture Image

HAIRSTYLISTS Karen Beattie (Styled With Kare) Nancy Chisela (Image Studio)

MAKEUP ARTISTS Meghan Emily Kennedy (Freestyle) Hannah O'Leary (Freestyle) Meghan Wright (Freestyle) Brianne Peori (Brianne Peori: Creature Designer / Makeup Specialist)

PHOTOGRAPHERS Greg Gaines (GT & TG Enterprises) Shelly Cameron (Snapd Magazine Hamilton) Benjamin Washington (Benjamin Washington Photography) Russell James Don Gleeson

VENDORS Mystic Brews (Deborah Murray) Stone Carver (James Metcalfe) Styled With Kare (Karen Beattie) Fazooli (Julie Fazooli)


TICKETS: $10.00 Advanced $15.00 at the Door

DRESS CODE: Semi-Formal to Formal

CASH BAR and Food Available for Purchase

WDVX Blue Plate Special

WDVX , 301 S. Gay Street, , Knoxville, TN

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey Monday through Friday and Doug Lauderdale on Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. It’s always free to join in so please don’t be shy. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Previous performing artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Fred Eaglesmith, Nickel Creek, Red Stick Ramblers, Rodney Crowell, String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Claire Lynch Band, Tommy Emmanuel, Uncle Earl, The Infamous Stringdusters, the Jerry Douglas Band, Joan Osborne, John Oats, Mary Gauthier, Darrell Scott, Dale Watson, the Hot Club of Dowtown, Leftover Salmon, Chris Stapleton, Wylie & The Wild West, Blackberry Smoke, Greensky Bluegrass, Paul Thorn, Chuck mead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sturgill Simpson, and many many more!

There’s plenty of great music to go around! The Blue Plate Special® is supported by Visit Knoxville, The Tomato Head, and Downtown Knoxville .