" A gem. Among the best in a crowded roots field." - Toronto Star " this CD is the culmination of a number of years of these two extraordinary artists working together. Rob Lutes has quietly become one of the finest singer-songwriters in the country." - Matt Large, Hello Darlin Produductions Rob MacDonald and I started playing together in the late 90s when we did a series of launch shows for a blues compilation CD. Since then, we've toured Canada, the US and Europe, performing at theatres, bars, festivals, coffee houses and pretty much everything in between. Over the years, many people have encouraged Rob and me to record a show and release it as an album. Well, to all of you, here it is. The CD you're holding was recorded on a cold, snowy Saturday, January 29th, 2011, at the very intimate "Le Red Room" in the town of Glenn Sutton about an hour and a half from Montreal. Rob and I think it captures some of the magic we've experienced on the stage over these years. Thanks to all the friends and fans who've been there to share it with us. Rob Lutes Rob Lutes - Guitar, vocals Rob MacDonald - Resophonic guitar Jozy Fever - Backup vocals Claire Hayek - Backup vocals Mixed by Fred Bouchard Recorded by Harris Shper Produced by Rob MacDonald & Rob Lutes Mastered by Harris Newman, Grey Market Mastering, Montreal All songs copyright Rob Lutes (SOCAN) except Ain't Nobody's Business (Trad.), Drop Down Baby by Sleepy John Estes (MCA MUSIC/ BMI), Phone Call From Leavenworth by Chris Whitley (Reata Publishing Inc./ASCAP) and To Love Somebody by Barry and Robin Gibb (Crompton Songs LLC/Gibb Brothers Music/BMI). Design: James St Laurent [jamesstlaurent.com] Cover Photo: Deanna Carpenter [deannacarpenterphotography.com] Additional Photos: Michael Wees, James St Laurent Rob Lutes plays Blueberry Guitars This CD could not have come about without the help of the following people: Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe and their staff at Le Red Room, Jozy Fever, Michael Wees, Carl Comeau, Dmitri Soukonnov, Brian Slack, Claire Hayek and Monique Riedel. Thank you all!