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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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Previous events


Songwriter in the Round series #2

Artword Artbar, Hamilton Ont

Second in my "in The Round" series this time with me, Jay Linden, Michael J Birthelmer, Gillian Nicola and Rae Billing!

1st one was sold out!


Jay Linden and Duane Rutter

London Music Club, London

Come help me celebrate my birthday at one of Canada's premier songwriter venues! Songswapping with the great Jay Linden!


Old Wino's w Carolyna Lovely and Duane Rutter

Old Winery, Niagara On The Lake

my old friend Carolyna Lovely comes all the way from Australia to tour Canada. I'm joining her on a few dates and this one will be a fun one as we both join up with The Old Wino's. I'll start the evening with a few songs with The Old Wino's then me and the band will be backing Carolyna!


Duane Rutter w Andrew Aldridge & Old Wino's

Old Winery, Niagara on the Lake

Duane Rutter w Andrew Aldridge returns to join The Old Wino's for an evening of roots and blues with the acclaimed Old Wino's as part of their long running Friday night series.


Jim Marino's Freewheelin' Folk Show

CFMU 93.3 FM

Listen in 10am I will be on air with fellow performers to promote our Songwriters Circle event at the Artbar later in the evening.


Songwriter Circle @ Artword Artbar

Artword Artbar, Hamilton

Songwriters Circle: Duane Rutter Caroline Wiles Jay Linden Michael J Birthelmer Noah Zacharin