An Alt-Country singer/songwriter from Toronto, Justin Rutledge (born 1978) earned critical praise for his literate, rootsy sound.
Signed to Six Shooter records, Rutledge released his debut album, No Never Alone, to UK critical applause in 2005. The former editor-in-chief of a literary journal soon found his star rising in Canada, where he was named singer/songwriter of the year in Toronto's Now Magazine. In 2006, Rutledge released his follow-up to No Never Alone, entitled The Devil On A Bench In Stanley Park. Once again, Rutledge's work won critical praise, and in 2008, Rutledge won himself a nomination for his music at that year's Juno Awards ceremony. ~ Chris True, Rovi