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"Wright takes this music to places it probably ought to go simply by providing his own perspective, which is completely different from an old fogy folkie like me." - Mitch Podolak, Penguin Eggs

Welcome to the home page for Luther Wright. This is the way into the world of Luther Wright & the Wrongs and Luther's solo and collaborative ventures.
 
He's your singing, songwriting, band leading, scheming, country punk, folk, smartassgrass troubadour based out of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Summer heat, summer music and fun
July 22nd, 2014
Super beau times coming up as we motor down to the The Nashwaak Music Festival for the weekend of Aug 1,2,3 then it is back for a quick re group to play the the Wolfe Island Music Festival on August 8th at St Margrets Hall with Wilderness of Manitoba. This gig features the original Luther Wright & the Wrongs Sean Kelly, Cam Giroux, Dan Curtis and yours truly. We will rock you. Check out the festival sites for more info on who else is playing.
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Summer Loving
July 9th, 2014
Well yes indeedy do we have been having fun in music land up this way. Awna Teixeira and her bandmate Jay and I wowed them on our wee tour of the area. It was particularly swinging good fun on the weekend shows which included the legendary Black Sheep Inn in picturesque Wakefield Qc. Chris Brown and Eil Abrams joined in the fun that night and we put on a nice show for the people. Awna really kills it, that is for sure. We also played the Daverne Barn down Kingston way on the Sunday which was also fathers day so we had Rueben de Groot join the bill for that one and he brought along his little one Zevon to accent the event with some father son fun. Last weekends madness was crazy good times. Our friend and supporter Pam hired me to put together a hootenanny style show for her birthday and man was it ever stupendous! Just a pack of wild musicians feeding on all the love. We had the Abrams Brothers, Justin Bird, Jenny Whiteley, Chris Brown, Miss Emily, Dan Curtis and the Wrongs all firing on all pistons. Emily thought it crazy not to carry on later (as it was an afternoon affair) so we took over the Toucan Pub downtown in Kingston that night where I proceeded to hog the stage and most of the guitar solos. I jumped and jumped and screamed and punked out until Sean Kelly kicked me and my buddy out for looking too good. (and also it was 3 am in Onsquario) There is a little peace in the valley for a few days leading up to our festival run to New Brunswick in early August. Hopefully things will dry up after the crazy storm that hit that area over the weekend. I heard that Stan Fest in Canso was cancelled due to weather, which is saying something as when we played the fest some years back it rained most of the time and the locals really did not make much of a fuss. Canso is in a special spot by the causeway to Cape Breton island in eastern Canada if you wanna check it out on the map. And for a good read that is set partly in Cape Breton I highly recommend the Canadian classic, No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod.
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14 sunny days in BC, part two
June 17th, 2014
Ahhh, the warm and fuzzy feeling of another successful tour with tremendously talented friends has me all smiles as I write. The remainder of the western swing went off without a hitch but with lots of fun surprises. The aforementioned gig at Lucky Bar involved an afternoon of dress shopping for the band who at that time included Dennis on bass, Joel on lead guitar and Miss Carolyn and I at the helm of the goodship cross dress. It was a women in music night presented by the college/community conference that was on in Victoria. I thought we looked fetching and also played particularly well. Carolyn and I really nailed her hit Dinna Come Over Baby! The next days ferry ride back to Vancouver was sunny and ripe with that scenic gulf island splendor that keeps bringing me back to the west. We were reunited with Rusty and Terri for another tavern show at the Princeton. Again, a banner night. Big version of Rustys new hit, the Rob Ford Song. We scampered up the Cocaholla highway the next day to our house concert at family Colliers stylish home. The weather was again agreeable so we set our things up in the garden so that the good people could sit around us on the porch and enjoy our quirky performance. Lots of great socializing before during and after the show where ended up around a nice fire with even nicer vino and conversation. Hostess Leslie worked tirelessly the next a.m. to feed and coffee us and the other overnight guests so that we could all get away to our next engagements. We made our way directly west to Spences Bridge in the desertlands where we checked into our cozy rooms at The Inn that is nicely set between the trans Canadian railway and The Thompson River. We rehearsed over cocktails in the girls room, pausing every 20 minutes for another 120 car freight train to roll by. I ran over and squashed a toonie which turned out to be sort of disappointing. Steve and crew fed us a great meal and all the locals made for a charming and sold out show at the Packing House that night. My song about Elvis really won over the crowd and one fella said that if the King were still alive today he would be singing my songs. Thats okay. All pistons were firing at the Anza club in Vangroover the next night where we brought the tour to a close with a bang. Great club and a good crowd of all kinds of folks. Paul Rigby joined us on steel guitar, etc and the delightful Kelly Haigh started the night off with a wonderful set. Carolyn had even booked a choir of beautiful singers to play and join us for a few tunes. Decadence! It was time to say goodbye like Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman do. Hello Wolfe Island and tour with Awna Teixeira which I elaborate on in detail soon!
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