Owny Rutledge | The Truth Is You

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The Truth Is You

by Owny Rutledge

Alternative country blues rock and rusty, worn and tattered Americana edge that brings a pleasant gristle to every track.
Genre: Country: Country Blues
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1. Bad Attitude
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2. Follow the Road
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3. Tell Me How
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4. Anniversary Waltz
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5. Where Sharks Don't Sleep
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6. Hope to See You Again
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7. Guns
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8. Anything You Want
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9. A Soilders Song
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10. The Truth Is You
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Owny Rutledge was born in Victoria, Canada. At thirteen he was the first kid in his class to take the grease out of his hair and where it long. He was sent home just for the day, but never returned, instead turning all his
attention to his passion for music. Within a year he was kicked out of his house and living on the street, singing and playing songs he'd written on his guitar for anyone that would listen. By the time he was seventeen, he'd been living in the basements of a bars and abandoned where houses for long enough and knew it was time to leave the small nook of Victoria. Equipped with nothing but his guitar and a tiny journal filled with his lyrics, he
embarked on a troubadour like journey that lasted well over a decade and would take him across Europe, through the Middle East and as far as New Zealand. It was in New Zealand that Owny felt most at home, staying there for more than two years. Nestled in a tiny village on the edge of nowhere, Owny wrote songs and developed a strong kinship with the locals. . . Somehow an executive from
Hollywood got a hold of one of them and Owny was quickly offered to record an LP for Capital records independant label Esquire Records. Owny packed up everything and made the move to California. Unfortunately the recording sessions were filled with tension and disagreements regarding the direction the songs should go in. Disillusioned by the results, Owny swore to never make another record again. Instead the he went right back to what had worked in the past: writing songs and playing them for whoever would listen. However, as time went on, the pressure from family and friends grew to record again. Only this time it would have to be done his way. After many late nights in a shed behind his house, hovered over a home recording module, his life's work had finally been given the raw, barebones treatment it deserved. The results are The Truth is You-- ten songs that speak for a long life of turmoil, hardship and ultimately redemption.


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Tamara Turner, CD Baby

With a striking, signature voice- hoarse and wasted and raspy- there's something especially engaging about these songs, speaking from a feeling similar to dried up American dreams, sun-baked and cracked desert highways leading to never-ending red rock horizons. If Americana and rootsy country rock does anything for you at all, this is an album you don't want to miss. With echoes of 70s classic rock and the great Americana songwriters of that time, Rutledge's songs absolutely sing of the open spaces, the rolling countrysides south of Santa Fe and the lonely expanses within.


Read the reviews, got the CD. If I could give more than five stars then I would. Easily my best purchase of the decade. With a record collection coming up for three thousand this, without question, is in my all time top fifteen favorites.

your daughter Trina

All songs
Hi Dad! Sitting with my friend, Bobbi, who has been listening to your CD in her car for a while now. Can you please send me all completed CD's (I'd like Laurie's too) Listening brings back so many fond memories of my childhood. As an adult now my appreciation for your tremendous talent just gets bigger every day. I love you.XO P.S. Hi Owny. It's Bobbi...When Trina turned me on to your CD, I was amazed that I'd missed this music somehow. I would love to rate it, but find it impossible to do so. I'm so very impressed with the depth of emotion, the strength of voice and the way this touches me right into my soul. WIRED is my favourite song to date. My day isn't complete without hearing it. Thank you for sharing such an amazing talent with the world. You ROCK!! Can't wait to hear the new CD.


There are only a very few times in your music life where you are simply overcome with something truly special and here is one of these times. This is an album which satisfies on every level. Fantastic emotion through the voice, superb songs that improve on each listening and musicians in total harmony. Remember the hairs standing up on the back of your neck the first time you heard Guy Clark's L. A. Freeway John Stewart's California Bloodlines Townes Van Zandt in concert well, this will do it in buckets. This is no criticism in any shape or form but the format is CD-R and if anything deserves to be on CD then this does. This is without doubt the best thing I have heard in years. BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT


absolutely absolutely awesome,wonderful post Cockerish vocals designed to send you back to the 70's when music meant something,keep it up big boy


How do you review something like this? Answer:- Singing great, songs great, goosebumps,lost for words. 2004 drawing to a close and this arrives. Simply FANTASTIC, no more no less. If you buy nothing else buy this.


A friend of mine was raving so much about this CD I thought he was losing the plot. Now I am worse than he is. This album is better than it gets. 5 STARS NO WHERE NEAR ENOUGH.


A friend of mine has been raving on about how brilliant this CD is for ages so decided to check it out. Why oh why can other artists not put themselves into their music like Owny Rutledge. From start to finish there is not a moment of weakness in the, songs, playing and the singing is stunning in its emotion. THIS IS GLORIOUS IN EVERY WAY.