4:05PM • MAIN STAGE • SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
Juno Award Winner and three time Polaris Long Listed artist Justin Rutledge is known for elegant songcraft that burns with a fiery intensity. Both rugged and refined, Rutledge’s songwriting is timeless and intriguing, blending city and country, dusk and dawn.
Over the course of his career, Justin’s 9 albums have ranged from classic singer-songwriter fare, to a record inspired by his collaboration with Michael Ondaatje, and an album of interpretations of the Tragically Hip cannon. Justin has toured the globe, sharing the stage with Dolly Parton, Blue Rodeo, Sylvia Tyson.
The Globe and Mail calls Justin “one of Canada’s most literate balladeers, know
n for tensely poignant songcraft and romantic earnestness" Fans of Justin include literary icons Ondaatje, and Guy Vanderhaeghe, as well as legendary Canadian Gordon Lightfoot.
“Rutledge can spin a yarn just as well as Bruce [Springsteen]” – The Toronto Star