Lutes is a multiple Maple Blues Award and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, a Kerrville New Folk Songwriting winner, and winner of the CFMA for Contemporary Singer of the Year Award in 2018.
He has released seven full-length albums, including 2017's Walk in the Dark, which No Depression called “consistently excellent, as are Lutes’s contemplative lyrics about life, love, death, and the blues."
Lutes will release Come Around, his 8th solo album, in Winter 2021.
He tours extensively, performing solo, in duo with Canadian guitarist Rob MacDonald, and in full-band format, and as part of Sussex.
‟A gem. Among the best in a crowded roots field.” - Greg Quill, Toronto Star
‟Great songs. I really like Rob's style.” - Chris Smither
“A world-class songwriter.” Mike Regenstreif, Montreal Gazette