Sutter – who hails from Regina – will be playing a concert at the local venue on Friday, Nov. 15, with local songstress Annie McLeod also performing that evening.
Sutter has been touring every weekend since releasing his most recent album ‘In River Time’ on Sept. 19. A seasoned guitarist and pianist, Sutter brings a style of music based on inspirations that include John Lennon, Neil Young, Greg Keelor and Sheryl Crow.
His newest album features eight original songs, with the title of the album and it’s meaning carrying insight into his musical style: a feeling of being refreshed and renewed any time Sutter gets to spend time near water.
“I feel a strong sense of freedom and humility when I spend time outdoors,” Sutter said in a press release. “I love watching and thinking about the things I see, and there’s a sense of peace, beauty and wonder that offers a welcome alternative to stress and worry.”
A professional researcher with a PhD in Biology, Sutter works at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, where he is Curator of Human Ecology. He studies and teaches about issues ranging from climate change and prairie conservation, to the role of creativity in sustainability. Current projects include the development of several EcoMuseums across Saskatchewan, and actively leading Songs4Nature alongside fellow singer/songwriter Megan Nash.
A lifelong musician from a musical family, Sutter – who hails from Souris, Man. -- first started tinkering with the piano at age four. Classically trained through Brandon University, he would go on to spend several years performing in blues bands and playing solo folk shows before taking a hiatus to focus on his career and raise a family. Sutter received his Bachelor’s and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD from the University of Regina.
The show will start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door.
For a sampling of Sutter’s music and what fans might hear that night, click here to check out his SoundCloud link.