Duane Rutter
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Duane Rutter


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I have released a few independant recordings that are no longer available:
Basement Types: 1988
Frozen: 1996
The Secret of The White Wedding Dress: 1997

I have performed several times on a Canadian Cable Television program called "Songwriter's Circle" where I performed all original material.

Cindy Dell recorded one of my songs from Frozen "If You Loved Her That Much" on her 1997 release "Heart of This House"

I will be performing on The Thursday Night Show on CKRZ FM November 3rd 2005 which will be recorded for streaming


Feeling a bit camera shy


My father was a perfromer in the old dance halls in Southern Ontario and many of my relatives came off of the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford Ontario. Week-ends consisted of family music at relatives homes and that's where I learned the "Three R's" : Rockin', Rhythm and Resurrection!

My biggest influences growing up were my Dad and Mom who sang beautifully together, as well as a number of older local fellow's who seemed to know every old song ever written. The Danko family lived near by and I was always very aware of what Rick was doing with Bob Dylan and The Band, in fact, Ricks brother's Junior and Terry became local idols of mine and I must admit I must've became quite a nuicance to Terry as I followed him around probing for details about life with the likes of The Band and Eric Clapton.
I've been playing bars both as a solo performer and instrumentalist since I was 17 years old. While I've only released self produced cassettes of original work, my songs have been covered by local artists for a number of years.
A massive change of life in the mid 90's led me to quit performing other than around the house but over the past year I've been getting back into the game with a brand new passion. I've most recently been opening for some higher profile Canadian acts such as Fred Eaglesmith, and Swamperella and have also been performing a number of Bluegrass/Gospel concerts with sometime singing partner and Ontario Songwriter Sue Sweetman.

Although I've been writing and performing for almost 30 years, I'm more excited than ever about what the future holds in store and am very anxious to take my particular brand of performance to as many people as possible.