Steven Rutledge

Classical Guitar from Bristol, CT - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$175 - $1000 per event
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About
Hi, I'm a professional guitarist living in Connecticut. I studied classical guitar at the Hartt School of Music and have been playing and teaching for over twenty years. I can bring to your event a blend of classical guitar repertoire and contemporary fingerstyle guitar that adds a special touch to any occasion. I offer a broad range of styles to choose from including classical, acoustic, rock, and Celtic.Whether you want traditional wedding ceremony music, contemporary pop and rock tunes, or any of your favorite songs arranged for solo guitar.It's really all about what you want! If this is what you envision for your wedding or function, a solo guitar player may be exactly what you're looking for!
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

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From the beginning, Steve was always very responsive to my e-mails (which is very important to a stressed out bride in the midst of wedding planning!), and he was quick to offer suggestions when I wasn't sure which direction to take my ceremony music. He provided a helpful document that got me thinking on which songs I may want to use. As for the day of the wedding, I can say that Steve did a FANTASTIC job playing the processionals and recessionals during the ceremony, and he kept our guests thoroughly entertained at the cocktail hour. He was great to work with, and I would definitely recommend adding Steve to your wedding dream team!

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Community Event

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Steve is a vert talented, young guitarist with a great personality! He interacted with our audience, took requests & played a wide variety of songs. Our event was held in our historic village library & Steve felt comfortable with the setting & audience. We are looking forward to having him return during the holiday season.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Steve played guitar for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and was more than accommodating, he even learned a new song for our ceremony! He was prompt with all correspondence leading up to the big day and most importantly his guitar playing was divine! I highly recommend Steve for any event!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Steve added the perfect special touch to a wonderful day. He blended traditional and more modern tunes seamlessly and even easily adjusted when we had to make a last minute change. He was able to offer suggestions when we were overwhelmed and unsure of what songs to pick for each different ceremony portion (song for the parents entrance, the bridesmaids entrance, etc.) He was thorough, friendly, and professional always. Our family and friends are still complimenting how excellent he was. We have already recommend him to other engaged couples. He was perfect, perfect, perfect! Thank you!

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Wedding Ceremony

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I was so calm all day until the ceremony, and the second Steve started to play I burst into tears. He made my ceremony exactly the way I always pictured it, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Steve was the big surprise in our wedding ceremony. He made us cry while he performed the songs we selected (The way we were and The wind beneath my wings). He added some beautiful pieces during the ceremony as we requested. My guests enjoyed a lot and still are talking about our ceremony. Our wedding was at the Water's Edge Resort in Westbrook, CT and Steve made it unforgettable to our guest and to the hotel crew. Can't wait to our first year anniversary Steve!!!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Steve did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!! The music was beautiful and everything was PERFECT!!! Anyways...Marco and I can't thank him enough....we received so many wonderful compliments about him from our guests and our families. He truly helped to make our ceremony a dream come true. He played special requests and had helpful suggestions. Thanks so much!!!!!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Steven Rutledge was a perfect choice for our party. Over 100 attended and we received many many compliments on his guitar artistry. In addition, he was easy to work with,..most courteous and professional. We would certainly recommend him highly...a nice person and lovely musician. Thank you, Everett Raymond Kinstler

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Steven was absolutely wonderful, he handled our special request (family member singing) with ease, he worked with our other vendors without issues. We are still getting feedback from our guests how great he was. Happy to be a reference at anytime!

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Steve did a phenomenal job at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We were so happy that we hired someone with such refined guitar skills, and he was great to work with before the wedding--he knew what songs to recommend to fit our vision. He's a true professional that did not disappoint.

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3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Wedding
Lee, MA
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
Wedding Ceremony
Salisbury, CT
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Feb
23
Event
Hartford, CT
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
20
Wedding Ceremony
Kent, CT
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Sep
29
Wedding
Pomfret, CT
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
May
3
Corporate Function
Lenox, MA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Dec
18
CityPlace
Hartford, CT
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2017
Dec
15
Golden Nugget Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Dec
6
Dunkin Donuts Park
Hartford, CT
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jul
15
Wedding Ceremony
Litchfield, CT
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Dec
29
Sampson Family Chapels
Springfield, MA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
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Sunrise
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Sweet Baby James
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Sweet Child o' Mine
Guns N' Roses
Tangerine
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Tennessee Waltz
Red Stewart and Peewee King
Thank You
Led Zeppelin
The Rain Song
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The Way We Were
Barbara Streisand
Time After Time
Cindy Lauper
Time In A Bottle
Jim Croce
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince Of Denmarks March
Jeremiah Clarke
Unchained Melody
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Vincent(Starry Starry Night)
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Wedding March
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When I'm Sixty Four
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