DAVID LUTES

David Lutes - Nov 20 2010

 


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In The Music Room # 93
 

"Love In The Hard Times"        "You Belong (In Pearls Tonight)"        "I Love The Way You Move"      

 

"You're Sticking Around"       "Rise Up Elijah"        "Found You"

 

 

 

 

DAVID LUTES - JAMES DAVID SMITH   3-26-2011

 

David Lutes
w/James David Smith
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David Lutes / Set One House Concert 3-26-2011         David Lutes / Set Two House Concert 9-11-2010

 

Ginny On Fire        I Love The Way You Move        Lucia's Song        Rise Up Elijah        Sticking Around        Love In The Hard Times

 

Be Reasonable        Rooftop        I'd Have To Be Crazy        Stay Awhile        The Night Watchman        You Belong In Pearls Tonight

 

medley: I Found You / Somewhere Over The Rainbow        Hardly Worth Me Saying Goodbye (James David Smith)

 

 

DAVID LUTES - DENNIS WELCH - JAMES DAVID SMITH (3-26-2011)

 

David Lutes - Nov 20 2010

David Lutes
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David Lutes / Set One House Concert 9-11-2010          David Lutes / Set Two House Concert 9-11-2010

 

You Remember Me        Lucias Song        I Love The Way You Move        Rise Up Elijah        Dublin Blues        Over The Moon

 

Be Reasonable        You're Sticking Around     Freedom        I Found You        Over The Rainbow        The Night Watchman

 

Will The Circle Be Unbroken        The Weight        You Belong In Pearls Tonight

 

David Lutes - In The Music Room Studio Concert - Nov 20, 2010

David Lutes
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David Lutes / Set One House Concert 11-20-2010          David Lutes / Set Two House Concert 11-20-2010

 

Lucia's Song         Ginny On Fire        If I Had A Boat        Resurrection Road        Rise Up Elijah        Rise Up Elijah (w-intro)        You're Sticking Around

 

You Belong In Pearls Tonight        Be Reasonable, My Mother Said        Burying Jeb Souter        Dream You Deep        I Love The Way You Move

 

Love In The Hard Times        You Belong In Pearls Tonight (w-Intro)

 

 

David Lutes - 3-26-2011

 

 

 

PRESS


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2010 Texas Music Award Winner - The Founder's Award for Artistic Excellence
2010 Austin Music Awards Top-10 Folk Artist and Top-10 Roots Rock Artist
2010 Texas Music Award Top-5 Texas Song of the Year


 

“[David Lutes] ignores genres while fusing jazz, pop, rock, Americana and anything else that fits, and everything seems to fit.”
-San Antonio Express News
 

“…Like the ringmaster at the circus, Lutes separates the different performances on the two-disc Big Top allowing each to take a moment in the spotlight…Moving from haunting (the opener “Lucia’s Song”) to roots rock (”Love in the Hard Times”), Lutes meticulously weaves melodies together…[while] the second volume can be equated to the lion-tamer act. It’s flashy and dangerous, with room for the occasional flare of the unexpected. Diving head-first through syncopated pop (”Ginny On Fire” and “We Love Me”) before landing into the net of “Fine Line,” Lutes’ voice is continuously smooth like an amalgamation of Lindsey Buckingham and Lyle Lovett…”
- Nichole Wagner, Austin.com
 

“You always hear talk of how artists are a mixture of different styles, but with Lutes, that’s actually true. The first disc features the familiar twang of Texas country, but mixes in dissonant electric guitar, traditional hymn-like vocal melodies and some powerful pop hooks. These two CDs are a perfect recipe for a lazy summer day, a lazy rainy day or pretty much any time you’ve got an hour and a half to lounge around the house and listen to some great music. These gems, the music that actually makes it worth your time to listen to all these free discs, are what keeps me going. Hopefully you’ll feel the same.”
- Robert Rich, Austin Dischord
 

“David Lutes is a musician’s musician…Recently nominated for “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the 2009 Texas Music Awards, Lutes is on top of his game fusing jazz, pop, rock, Americana and everything in between…”
- ***** Austin Daze.com
 

“David Lutes is back - this time without the “Plumtucker” moniker - and he’s stronger than ever with Big Top. From the haunting “Lucia’s Song” through the beautiful “The Night Watchman” the listener is treated to one aural feast after another on this two-disk set. My favorite tune is “Coming Apart,” which sounds deeply personal as the artist struggles with the conflicts of life, love, and the music he lives for. The lyrics on Big Top are gorgeously poetic, the melodies are richly original, and David’s voice is, as usual, simply stunning. The production on this record is deeply layered, and if you listen closely, you will find yourself quite often wondering “how’d they make that sound?” Listen and wonder as Big Top spins you to new levels of musical pleasure.”
- ***** Steve Circeo, Americana Music Times
 

“Lutes has a commanding mastery of his voice…[His] is indeed an elevated talent. Sitting a notch above the droves of singer/songwriters who want but never act, Lutes has redefined the brass ring.”
-Lucky Boyd, Academy of Texas Music (Texas Music Awards)
 

“The pristine beauty of David’s voice sends me away, and the tears spring not from the melancholy of losing what was, but from the joy of celebrating what is…Americana fans, step up to the plate on this one. Solo Stages presents Americana with slight jazz overtones, ethereal but earthbound lyrics enhanced by elegant melodies.”
- Americana Music Times, March 2008


David Lutes - Cyndi Anthamatten-Randy Tredway-Vicky Williams - Helen Kennedy - Whit Hyde - In The Music Room Studio Concert - Nov 20, 2010

BIO

David Lutes is a musician. At the age of 4, he started performing melodies on the piano that he’d heard peripherally in the background. By adulthood, he was accomplished on the guitar, mandolin, bass and drums. With these natural gifts and poetic sensibilities, there was no question as to whether or not he would play and write music. Despite that, he tried a professional career (as a lawyer, no less), but music returned as his element of exposure or, in his words, a way of processing the world. For David Lutes, the range of human emotions, experiences and regrets are served in song.

David’s music translates as an antibody that seems to negate poisons in the atmosphere. His newest double EP release, Big Top Vol. 1 & 2, communicates newfound peace after the birth of his first child, a daughter named Ruby. Central to its message is hope, and the record exudes this guiding sentiment to listeners. Have you listened to “You Belong (In Pearls Tonight),” track 3 on Vol. 1? Or even Vol. 2 standout “Stay Awhile”? These songs stand in such stark contrast to melancholic tunes that it’s hard to imagine a world without personal cheer, calm, and clarity.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, David spent his earliest years listening and playing music alongside a family of songsters and aficionados. If you have heard any music penned by Lutes, you would correctly expect that his parents raised him on 60’s-70’s folk-rock, jazz, and R&B. He was familiar with all the great last names before he turned 10, including Simon, Wilson, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Davis and Coltrane, Redding, and Wonder. However, equal in importance to his style is Texas. The roots of Texas music are strong and deep, and living a childhood underneath so much sky tends to give music a soaring sonic quality. The instrumentation on Big Top emphasizes that heady atmosphere, stacked with David’s own sense of endless inspiration.

The first mention of David Lutes in the music scene began with “Plumtucker,” his musical alter-ego and the original name for his band. Meant as a moniker to umbrella all of the talented players on his two previous records and in live performances, David has often toured internationally under the name. Plumtucker also serves as reference to his exhaustive spirit in songwriting- never allowing rest when he had a spark of insight.

Another question may be asked of the recordings: why the choice for double EP’s? This option is more and more common as artists extend their musical tastes, sometimes overlapping genres. For Lutes, the two predominant genres on Big Top are Americana and pop. Vol. 1 contains elements of Lutes’ Americana-roots background, clearly displayed on “Love in the Hard Times.” Vol. 2 exercises his interest in pop music, where experimentation is expected, and is modeled best by “Rooftop.”

Big Top features ample opportunities for listener captivation, as each individual song is wholly memorable. Standouts such as “Fine Line” and “The Wheel” are wistfully crafted in gossamer, lighter than air. Steady syncopations lead “Ginny On Fire,” “Be Reasonable,” and “We Love Me,” while “Lucia’s Song” is a genuine spring of color-rich lyrics. The production value on Big Top Vol. 1 & 2 heightens David’s other talent: his fine ear for opulent melodies. Indicative of his talents, David has recently been nominated for “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the 2009 Texas Music Awards. Since an early age, Lutes has been a musician. Where it was once a peripheral need, it is now a defining purpose.



 

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DAVID LUTES

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AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA

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Blueroot Music

803 El Viejo Camino

Austin, TX 78733

512-663-1197
 

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