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SUSSEX (Rob Lutes & Michael Emenau) release new album THE OCEAN WIDE Sept 6, 2019!
SUSSEX releases NEW record, THE OCEAN WIDE!
Track: The Ocean Wide
Songwriter & composer: Rob Lutes
Album: The Ocean Wide
Label: Lucky Bear Records
Produced by: Michael Emenau and Rob Lutes
ALBUM Track Listings
01 Everything I Wanted 3 : 01 (Writer & Composer: Rob Lutes)
02 The Ocean Wide 3 : 03 (Writer & Composer: Rob Lutes)
03 Lookin' for Trouble 3 : 22 (Writer & Composer: Steve Goodman)
04 Train #7 3 : 25 (Composer: Rob Lutes/Michael Emenau)
05 Drive 3 : 09 (Writer & Composer: Rob Lutes)
06 Bap Mountain Rag 3: 09 (Composer: Rob Lutes)
07 Renous Highway 4 : 04 (Writer & Composer: Rob Lutes)
08 Someone Who Knows 3 : 08 (Writer & Composer: Rob Lutes / Anique Granger)
09 Kite Strings 2 : 31 (Writer & Composer: Michael Emenau)
10 Caught in a Flood 3 : 41 (Writer & Composer: Rob Lutes)
11 Waiting on You 4 : 21 (Composer: Rob Lutes/Michael Emenau Writer: Rob Lutes)
12 Why Dance Alone 2 : 30 (Written by: Michael Emenau / Rob Lutes. Composed by: Michael Emenau)
13 Don't Wanna Wait 3 : 8 (Composer: Rob Lutes/Michael Emenau Writer: Rob Lutes)
14 Belleisle 1 : 45 (Composer: Rob Lutes)
2019 TOUR DATES : http://www.sussexvibrafolk.com/shows.html
Sussex will be touring QC this fall, with an album release tour to be announced shortly.
Aug 29 — L’Anglicane — 31 Rue Wolfe, Lévis QC
Oct 11 — L’Anglicane — 31 Rue Wolfe, Lévis QC
Dec 14 — Salle Pauline-Julien — 15615 Boul Gouin 0, Monreal QC
Sussex invites you to cross The Ocean Wide
Featuring renowned songwriter and performer Rob Lutes, with vibraphonist Michael Emenau, the genre-defying Montreal roots project, Sussex, unveils its new album, suitably titled, The Ocean Wide.
Following the success of the group's first record, Parade Day (2016), and extensive touring, Sussex is back with a second album that will transport you to an equally extraordinary and singular musical universe.
With Emenau on vibraphone and pianica and Lutes on guitar, banjo,and vocals, The Ocean Wide is an eclectic, exhilarating journey — at times joyful, at times melancholy — that takes us improbably right to the very heart of American roots music.
Featuring special guests Ivanhoe Jolicoeur on trumpet, and Bruno Lamarche on clarinet and saxophone, and recorded and mixed by renowned Montreal engineer Rob Heaney (Cirque du Soleil, Patrick Watson), The Ocean Wide features 13 new original songs that juxtapose multiple genres including folk, roots, and blues, and ventures into New Orleans jazz, Americana, country, and, on the title track itself, bebop and bluegrass.
The band also offers up a superb reinterpretation of Steve Goodman's gem, “Lookin’ for Trouble.”
The Ocean Wide is roots music in its more adventurous, exciting sense. The album explores a vast musical world and defies categorization while at the same time transporting us to the seductive sound of American music in the first half of the 20th century.
The Ocean Wide is available on September 6, 2019.
Rob Lutes's masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances. Over eight albums, he has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre.
In 2018 he was named CFMA Contemporary Singer of the Year. His most recent album, 2017's Walk in the Dark, hit #1 on the Roots Music Report North American Folk Chart in December 2018, earned a GAMIQ nomination (QC) for Folk Album of the Year and was named Album of the Year by Folk n Roots Radio with Jan Hall.
In 2017, he performed in Vimy, France as part of Canada’s 100th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Originally from New Brunswick, the long-time Montreal resident is a winner of multiple songwriting prizes, including Kerrville New Folk, ISC, and Philly Songwriters Road Song contest. He has been nominated as songwriter of the Year by both the Canadian Folk Music Awards and the Maple Blues awards and in 2016 was chosen by the Lunenburg Folk Festival to write songs about his home province for that festival's Canada 150 commemorative compilation album Nothing Like Home. In 2015 he was runner-up in the Toronto Blues Society's Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition.
Rob has also been nominated as Maple Blues Acoustic Act of the Year multiple times and as Male Vocalist of the Year. He has toured extensively across Canada, Europe and the US.
Michael Emenau has worked professionally as a vibraphonist, composer, producer, and arranger for 25+ years, playing such diverse genres as, Jazz, Rock, Drum&bass, Salsa, Techno, Country, Hindustani, Gospel, Baroque, Klezmer and Orchestral music. During this time he has recorded on over 150 CD’s, composed music for 7 films, toured internationally, and lived on 3 continents. As a recording artist he has released a series of highly acclaimed solo CD’s on the boutique record labels, Hearts of Space, Daikini, Lucky Bear and Six Degrees Records.
As a vibraphonist Michael has performed and recorded with such artists as, Barry Finnerty (Miles Davis), Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock), Daniel Humair, Benoît Charest, Karen Young, Jimmy and Chet Doxas, and was a co-founder of the multiple award winning San Francisco based “Jazz Mafia”. Currently Michael performs as a member of Benoît Charest’s touring ensemble “Les Triplettes de Belleville” and as a guest with other ensembles.
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