The Lochlin Community Centre will be the setting for the next offering of the Haliburton County Folk Society.

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Rob Lutes will be hosting an intimate ‘house concert’-style show Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. said the folk society’s Sue Shikaze.

Shikaze said Lutes’s masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice brings an unmistakable intensity to his live performances.

She added that since the release of his first album, Gravity in 2000, Lutes has steadily built a collection of “exquisite” songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre.

Originally from New Brunswick, the long-time Montreal resident is a former Kerrville New Folk award winner and a multiple Maple Blues, Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA), and Lys Blues nominee. In 2018, he was named CFMA Contemporary Singer of the Year.

To reserve a seat, text Shikaze at 705-457-0943. Cost is $20 per person, with all proceeds to the artist.

She said if you aren’t familiar with Lute’s music, you can check out a video youtube.com/watch?v=XvpoVmx6iuo from a recent show in Burnstown, at the Neat Cafe.

“You are in for a treat. Hope to see you there,” Shikaze said.

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