Imagine the folk-rock intensity of John Lennon and John Hiatt, with a bit of David Suzuki, delivered by a classically-trained, fun-loving uncle with stories to tell. That’s what you get from Glenn Sutter (sue-ter), a Regina singer-songwriter known for his honest, intelligent songs about nature, love, and the human condition. Whether he’s playing solo or with his band Rivertime, Sutter touches on shared joys and truths, until it feels like you’re catching up with an old friend. He often writes about the storms that rumble through life, but he also shows us the sunrise and what it means to be resilient.
A lifelong musician, Sutter also has a PhD in biology, which he brings into a popular program he runs called Songs for Nature. He got into songwriting in 2007 after attending a similar University of Saskatchewan program at Emma Lake. Shortly after releasing his debut CD All You Need in 2008, produced by WCMA-winner David j Taylor, one of the tracks, Weight of the World, was chosen as the Saskatchewan track on Suzuki's Playlist for the Planet (CBC Radio3). Sutter followed this with Seeds, a 2010 collaboration with Brett Dolter (Library Voices, B.D. Willoughby), a 2011 solo release called Sweet Happiness, also produced by Taylor, and a 2015 studio album called Let the Dog Run, produced by Mark Schmidt. His latest album, co-produced with Orion Paradis, is a 2019 collection of folk-rock gems called In Rivertime.
- Sep/19 - Release of In Rivertime album, with feature interviews on Global, CTV Regina and Saskatoon, and CBC Saskatchewan Weekend
- May/18 - Commercial release of CJTR tracks
- Mar/18 – Semi-finalist in Canadian Songwriting Competition for Mind on Fire
- Apr/17 – Live recording with Rivertime band for Live on 11th CJTR series
- Mar/17 – Semi-finalist in Canadian Songwriting Competition for Wait
- Jul/16 – Local festival shows (Montmarte and Ft. Qu’Appelle)
- Mar-Apr/16 – Album release tour (14 shows from Edmonton to Wpg)
- Feb/15 – Creative Sask Touring and Market Export Development grants
- Nov/15 – Release of Let the Dog Run and videos for Promises and Green Fire
- Apr/15 – Creative Sask sound recording grant for Let the Dog Run album