Younger Guthro joins dad as recording artist

It’s a different dynamic these days when Dylan Guthro joins his dad, well known singer-songwriter Bruce, on-stage. Prior to this month, Dylan was the young guy, starting out to try and follow in his dad’s successful, musical footprints. Now though, with the release of his debut CD, All That’s True, earlier this month, Dylan joins his dad on-stage as a fellow recording artist.

The two Guthros will play a show Friday (Feb. 24) at the Dragonfly Café in Lower South River and on Saturday they will be in Canso for a double CD release as Bruce’s traditional recording Celtic Crossing is launched to join Dylan’s All That’s True.

“This definitely feels like a new start for me,” Dylan said in an interview with the Casket last week. “Playing with my dad, touring around, that was definitely pretty cool and I learned a lot from it, but now I’m getting my solo career on the rise. Seeing my songs starting to roll is cool.” (more…)

The Guardian Review: A debut album that’s sure to delight

The apple never falls far from the tree.

Like father, like son.

He’s a chip off the old block.

Dylan Guthro is bound to hear those tired, old clichés a great many times over the next few years as more and more people are exposed to his music and attempt to draw favourable comparisons between him and his father, award-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro.

The comparisons may, I suspect, become mildly tiresome after a while, but, hopefully, he will take them in the spirit in which they are intended because, for the most part, they will be offered up with the best of intentions.

And frankly, they’re not far from the truth.

Guthro’s debut release, All That’s True, is one of the strongest debut albums I’ve heard this year, a harbinger, hopefully, of many fine records to come. (more…)

Bob Mersereau Music Review: Dylan Guthro All That’s True

I’m having a mid-life music columnist crisis folks. It’s serious. I think I might have been doing this too long. I’m feeling…old. Here’s why. I can remember things very clearly from when I started on CBC talking about East Coast Music, back in the 80’s, yet I have trouble remembering what I reviewed last week. Case in point? I know where I was the first time I heard Bruce Guthro, and writing about him as the breakthrough artist that year from the Maritimes. Now here I am, writing about a Guthro as the hot new artist on the scene. Only this time, it’s his son.

Sons and daughters face a hard time in some music circles, especially celebrity ones. The inevitable comparisons drag the artist down, especially when there are similarities. Ask Adam Cohen, Harper Simon, the list goes on. I think on the East Coast, it’s more accepted, because there’s long been a tradition of passing music on in families, and that’s your main audience in a lot of cases, for kitchen parties and house concerts. It probably wasn’t much different for Dylan Guthro, growing up in his musical household, going on the road with his dad. He’s got something else going for him as well, as he really doesn’t remind me of Bruce much. (more…)

CBC Music Matters

Dylan is the son of multiple ECMA-winner Bruce Guthro. The younger Guthro began playing guitar when he was four years old and went on to tour with Bruce “from Cape Breton to Denmark”. Gunning and Guthro père are part of the musical supporting cast, along with Kevin Fox (cello) and Brian Talbot (drums). Dylan is heard on guitar, bass, and keyboards. He wrote or co-wrote all eleven songs, many in collaboration with his dad.

Profanity Alert: The “s”-word is used on “Get Back In”, and, while it doesn’t contain profanity as such, “Mary Jane” celebrates a certain controlled substance enjoyed by some musicians and their fans.

by Mark Rheaume

Interview with The Chronicle Herald

Son of C.B. musician launches his debut CD, All That’s True

Naming your son Dylan practically ensures that he’ll want to become a musician, but it also helps to have the right environment.

Dylan Guthro has been around music his whole life, with early memories of trying out whatever instruments were lying around the house and chasing his dad, Cape Breton singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro, to get him to show him guitar chords.

Now the younger Guthro is chasing his own dream of becoming an established singer-songwriter with the launch of his debut CD, All That’s True, at Halifax’s Carleton Music Bar and Grill tonight and Thursday. (more…)

Bruce and Dylan Guthro celebrate new records with show in Port Hawkesbury

It’s been a busy year for the Guthro family: Dad Bruce has just released Celtic Crossing and son Dylan is releasing All That’s True(with his father and Dave Gunning as co-producers).

The Guthros have a four stop tour of the Maritimes to promote their two CDs with the single Cape Breton stop being at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Shannon Studio on Tuesday, December 13, at 7:30 pm. (more…)