The Stories behind the Songs with Rob Lutes
Wed (4 Sessions) Feb 02 - Feb 23 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Award-winning singer-songwriter Rob Lutes will recount some fascinating stories behind well-known songs from the past and will lead a selective chronological tour through some of the major movements in Western popular music. He will cover the period from the early iterations in America in the 18th and 19th centuries, through the birth of new genres like ragtime and blues, and the flowering of Tin Pan Alley. Rob will perform the songs on guitar and banjo.
This four-part program, offered jointly by the Cummings Centre and AJA 50+, include, Early American Songs and Spirituals, Minstrel Songs and 19th Century Themes, The End of the Century, the Birth of Ragtime and The Blues.
Since the release of his first album Gravity, Rob Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. Lutes released his 8th album, Come Around, in April 2021. Co-produced with long-time collaborator, guitarist Rob MacDonald, the critically acclaimed album has been nominated for four Canadian Folk Music Awards, for Producer, Singer, Songwriter and Album of the Year. 2018 CFMA Contemporary Singer of the Year.
- COURSE CODE: MART-2058 NEW!
- LOCATION: ONLINE, Montreal, Quebec
- LANGUAGE: English
- INSTRUCTOR: ROB LUTES
- MATERIALS PROVIDED: Yes
Sponsored by: Active Jewish Adults 50+