‘A truly captivating singer of traditional songs, Jack Rutter’s new record feels like one of the classic folk albums of the 70s’ - Jon Boden
'A voice as rich and beautiful as his native Yorkshire' - English Folk Expo
Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist playing and recording within the British folk tradition. Hills is his debut solo album, comprising eleven folk songs of which over half have some sort of Yorkshire connection. They’ve all been recorded in a stripped back way, live in the studio with no overdubs, so it’s just one voice and one instrument (guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina) in the room throughout the album. The release of this new solo album, produced by Joe Rusby, represents a significant step forward for this BBC award winning, rising star of the British folk scene.
'From the opening notes you sense the same kind of inclusiveness that makes albums like Penguin Eggs so special. If Jack Rutter can pull something like this off on his first album, it’ll be fascinating to see what he’ll manage over the rest of his career.’- grizzlyfolk.com