Q

Justin Rutledge and Rob Baker on the Tragically Hip, fatherhood and why they teamed up on Passages

Singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge and guitarist Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip join Tom Power for a performance and chat about working together on Rutledge's latest album, Passages.
Justin Rutledge and Rob Baker in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)
Listen18:38

Originally published on May 29, 2019

Singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge and guitarist Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip join q's Tom Power for a performance and chat about working together on Rutledge's latest album, Passages.

The word "passages" is fitting for Rutledge at this time in his life as he recently got married, moved back home to Toronto and now has a baby on the way. It's an emotional time for Baker, too, after the death of his friend and bandmate, Gord Downie, in 2017.

Rutledge shares his thoughts on fatherhood and Baker tells us how it feels to be making music again. Passages comes out this week.

Justin Rutledge and guitarist Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip perform Allisonville live in the q studio. They were joined by Kate Roberts on backing vocals. 4:23

— Produced by ​Tyrone Callender

Miss an episode of CBC q? Download our podcast.

 

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.