JUSTIN RUTLEDGE EMBARKS ON TOUR BEHIND DELUXE RE-ISSUE OF NO NEVER ALONE, COMPLETES NEW ALBUM AND IS SET TO COMPOSE AND PERFORM IN CAN-STAGE PRODUCTION OF THE ARSONISTS
It’s been a busy summer for Justin Rutledge, aside from appearing at various folk festivals across the country, he recorded his new album, Valleyheart, at Toronto’s Woodshed Studios and began composing music for the production of the play The Arsonists which will run in November and December as part of the prestigious Can-Stage 2012 season.
Prior to resuming his stage career, which began with him appearing in a production of Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero, Rutledge will head out on the road for a handful of dates behind the re-release of his critically acclaimed debut, No Never Alone.
No Never Alone was remastered by Phil Demetro and will be released on vinyl for the first time. The LP will come with a download card that will give the listener 4 previously unreleased tracks that were recorded for an intended album entitled In The Fall, that never came to be. One of these 4 tracks is “Don’t Be So Mean Jellybean” (click here to download) which has become a staple at Justin’s live shows. No Never Alone was originally released in 2005. It was only after earning high praise from NME, Uncut and Comes With A Smile, and being released on Neil Halstead’s (Mojave 3, Ride) Shady Lane Records in the UK, did Canada take notice of the burgeoning singer/songwriter. In support of the release, Justin will embark on a brief tour of Ontario and one stop at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec.
After completing the tour, Justin will immerse himself in The Arsonists, Swiss playwright Max Frisch’s famous post-World War II political farce about our all-too-human ability to ignore acts of despicable evil. This will be the Canadian debut of this play and will be directed by Morris Panych. Justin composed the score and compiled a crack band to perform the songs in the show.
The new album, Valleyheart, produced by Justin, was recently completed and will see a release in early 2013, followed by extensive touring.
No Never Alone Tour Dates
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – London: London Music Club
Saturday, September 22, 2012 – Hamilton: The Casbah
Sunday, September 23, 2012 – Waterloo: The Starlight
Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Toronto: Dakota Tavern
Friday, September 28, 2012 – Toronto: Dakota Tavern
Saturday, September 29, 2012 – Wakefield: The Black Sheep Inn
Saturday, October 13, 2012 – Guelph: Dublin St. United Church with Matthew Barber