Sussex Rehearsing for “Parade Day”
Sussex straddles the Kennebecasis River, and also where Rob Lutes and Michael Emenau hung out. It also provided the name for the band Sussex. Band members were at Studio Frisson to record some video for their album “”Parade Day”. Members include Rob Lutes on guitar, banjo and vocals, Michael Emenau on the vibraphone, Ivanhoe Jolicoeur on trumpet and flugelhorn, Violinist Josh Zubot and Bassist Sage Reynolds.
“Live this ensemble will be a feast for the ears … An excellent album!”
Rein van den Berg, Music that Needs Attention
The Montreal release for “Parade Day” is Feb. 5, 2016 at La Sala Rossa at 4848 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2T 1R5, Montreal, QC
”What this eclectic group came up with is a treat. Lutes rose to the occasion with sophisticated songs that make the most of these instrumental colours. They say they were aiming for a sound that incorporated their early jazz and early blues influences and while these are apparent, they’ve quite clearly moved far beyond that. The combination of Lutes’ songs, his strong vocals and the band arrangements makes this an album to watch for when this year’s ‘best of’ lists come out.”
-Toronto Blues Society – Maple Blues Magazine