Review of Justin Rutledge – Daredevil (Outside Music)

Justin RutledgeJustin Rutledge is, in my opinion, one of Canada’s most underrated songwriters. Coming a little more than a year after his previous full-length record Valleyheart, Daredevil sees the prolific singer-songwriter put a unique spin on 10 songs from The Tragically Hip. Rutledge redefines and reimagines these songs, delivering haunting renditions of Looking For A Place To Happen, Courage, and Locked In The Trunk Of A Car while he gives Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin’ Man a folk makeover.  The entire record is nothing short of spectacular.