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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

Duane Rutter Solo Gospel Blues Show

Sydenham Street United Church, Sydenham Street, Brantford Ont

Help me raise badly needed funds for Welcome In Resourse Centre in Brantford Ontario ( by attending an afternoon of Gospel-Blues .... me and a guitar spreading the gospel through the music of the old school blues masters! Guaranteed to be a spirit raising good time! Tickets available at the door (or message me!) and all funds go to Welcome In to help those who have fallen on hard times in Brant County.

Peace and Good Wishes!

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

Fundraider for Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

Old Winery, pin Show Map The Old Winery Restaurant 2228 Niagara Stone Road,, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0

Our friend Steve Goldberger from The OLD WINOS band wanted to do something worthwhile for his birthday this year, so he decided to put on a fundraising concert for Ladybird!

Come join the fun for the “It’s my birthday and I’ll sing if I want to” benefit concert at The Old Winery Restaurant - 2228 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The show will be hosted by Steve, and will feature music by Andrew Aldridge Music, CJ Altmann, Duane Rutter Music, Andy Griffiths, KIM KOREN & Frank Koren Guitarist, Michelle Titian, Dave Norris, Mike Glatt, Joey Balducchi, Ladybird co-founder Lisa Winn, and more acts to be announced!

$10 suggested cover charge, or pay what you can. The night starts at 9:00pm, so get there early to ensure a seat.

More details soon….

See you at The Old Winery!


Lakeside Vista, Vittoria Ontario

Bushstock is a two day live outdoor music festival, located along Norfolk County's South Coast on beautiful Lakeside Vista overlooking Lake Erie. Bring your friends and family to camp and enjoy two days of great live music!


Fundraiser for Maggie Dee

Private Funtion