Dylan Guthro

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Dylan Guthro
Born (1991-01-27) January 27, 1991 (age 28)
Occupation(s)songwriter, performer, recording artist
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2010-present
Associated actsPort Cities, Carleton Stone, Breagh MacKinnon, Gordie Sampson, Classified, David Myles, Quake Matthews

Dylan Guthro (born 1991) is a Canadian singer/songwriter based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The son of musician Bruce Guthro, Dylan released his debut album, All That’s True, in 2012.[1] In 2015, Guthro teamed up with fellow Halifax singer-songwriters Carleton Stone and Breagh MacKinnon to form the band Port Cities.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Dylan Guthro was exposed to music since birth as the son of Cape Breton singer/songwriter Bruce Guthro.[3] While on tour with his father, Guthro played some demos he had recorded of his own material to musician Dave Gunning. Gunning was eager to help transform the demos into a full-fledged album. What eventually became All That's True was recorded and mixed over a number of different sessions during the course of six months. Bruce Guthro co-wrote five of the album's songs, and it was not the first time they had collaborated; Dylan had co-written four on Bruce's previous release, No Final Destination.[1]

All That’s True (co-produced by Gunning and Bruce Guthro) was released in 2012. It was called "one of the strongest debut albums" of the year by a music critic in the Prince Edward Island Guardian,and won the Best New Artist Recording of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards in 2012.[4] The album also received a number of placements on the popular Canadian television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation.[5][6] Guthro has toured extensively in Canada, as well as Europe.

Guthro's 2014 release, "Do It All Again," was written with singer/songwriter David Myles, and produced by rapper Classified.[2] The song placed in the finals in the 2015 USA Songwriting Competition in the R&B Category.[7]

Also in 2014, Guthro made his producing debut, when he co-produced singer/songwriter Dave Sampson's debut album, "No Pressure No Diamonds."[8]

Guthro has co-written songs with artists of many different genres, and over the years became more and more involved in working with local hip-hop and EDM artists, resulting in three features on Quake Matthews’ latest album Rap Music.[9] He also had several co-writing credits on Neon Dreams’ album The Last of Us including being featured alongside internationally renowned rapper Waka Flocka Flame on the single "High."

In 2015, Guthro and fellow singer-songwriters Carleton Stone and Breagh MacKinnon united to form the band Port Cities. The band makes singer/songwriter-style pop music featuring both two- and three-part harmonies.[2] They originally met at the Gordie Sampson Songcamp in Cape Breton early in the summer of 2011, and have been playing together as a threesome for a few years before officially becoming a band.[10] The band recorded their debut album in both Cape Breton and Nashville with producer/songwriter Gordie Sampson which was released in February 2017.[11][2][10][12]

In July 2016, Guthro released a self-titled solo urban pop EP, which includes tracks co-written with his two Port Cities bandmates, as well as collaborations with Quake Matthews and members of Neon Dreams.[13][14]



  • Port Cities (2017) With Port Cities*
  • All That’s True (2012)


  • Dylan Guthro (2016)


  • "Dance On Me" (2016)
  • "High" - Neon Dreams featuring Waka Flocka Flame and Dylan Guthro (2015)
  • "Summertime Win" - Quake Matthews featuring Dylan Guthro (2014)
  • "Do It All Again" (2014)

Songwriting credits (co-songwriter)[edit]

  • With Bruce Guthro
    • "Little Bit of Love" - No Final Destination (2009)
    • "Rush" - No Final Destination (2009)
    • "Flew MacCarthy Home" - No Final Destination (2009)
    • "Without Words" - No Final Destination (2009)
    • "Let It Go" - Celtic Crossing (2011)
  • With Dave Sampson
    • "Good Thing" - No Pressure No Diamonds (2014)
  • With Breagh Mackinnon
    • "Call You Mine" - Where the Days Went (2012)
  • With Carleton Stone
    • "When You Come Home" - Draws Blood (2014)
    • "The Darkness" - Draws Blood (2014)
  • With Quake Matthews
    • "Throw Me in the Fire" - Rap Music (2015)
    • "Love me anyway" - Rap Music (2015)
    • "Helluva" - Rap Music (2015)
    • "Get Out of the Way" - Rap Music (2015)
    • "Summertime Win" - single (2014)
  • With Neon Dreams
    • "Find a Way" - single (2017)
    • "Beat of Your Heart" - To You (2016)
    • "Wallpaper" - To You (2016)
    • "Skyscraper" - The Last of Us (2015)
    • "High" - The Last of Us (2015)
    • "Love Experts" - single (2015)
  • With Tim Chaisson
    • "Crushed" - single (2015)
  • With Donovan Woods
    • "The First Time" - Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled (2015)
  • With Reeny Smith
    • "Last Call" - single (2015)
  • With Ria Mae
    • "I Don’t Wanna Know" - single (2016)
  • With Jodi Guthro
    • "So Many Nights" - single (2017)

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • 2015 - USA Songwriting Competition Finalist (RnB Category) - "Do It All Again"
  • 2014 - Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year - "When You Come Home"
  • 2012 - Music Nova Scotia Award Winner, New Artist Recording of the Year - All That’s True


  1. ^ a b Cook, Stephen (February 9, 2012). "Dylan Guthro gets the stone rolling". www.thechronicleherald.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Chronicle Herald.
  2. ^ a b c d Thompson, Aly (January 14, 2015). "Halifax musicians put solo careers aside, join forces for new band Port Cities". www.metronews.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Metro Halifax.
  3. ^ Harvie, Debbi (December 7, 2011). "Father-son Guthros team up for show at Glasgow Square". www.pictouadvocate.com. Pictou, Nova Scotia: The Pictou Advocate. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Gallant, Doug (February 18, 2012). "A debut album that's sure to delight". www.theguardian.pe.ca. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Dylan Guthro". music.cbc.ca. Toronto, Ontario: CBC. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Mainville, Fleur (January 8, 2014). "Dylan Guthro". www.ngnews.ca. New Glasgow, Nova Scotia: The News.
  7. ^ "The USA Songwriting Competition, 2015 Results". www.cbc.ca. USA Songwriting Competition. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  8. ^ Mersereau, Bob (June 9, 2014). "East Coast Music with Bob Mersereau". www.cbc.ca. Toronto, Ontario: CBC.
  9. ^ "Quake Matthews - Rap Music (Album)". www.hiphopcanada.com. Ottawa, Ontario: HipHopCanada.com. March 6, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Port Cities Latest (online interview)". www.cbc.ca. Toronto, Ontario: CBC. August 24, 2015.
  11. ^ https://exclaim.ca/music/article/port_cities-port_cities_album_stream
  12. ^ Cooke, Stephen (May 6, 2016). "Port Cities brighten up CBC Searchlight finalists". www.localxpress.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Village Media.
  13. ^ Murphy, Sarah (July 12, 2016). "Dylan Guthro, "Dance on Me"". www.exclaim.ca. Toronto, Ontario.
  14. ^ Jay, Sarah (July 15, 2016). "Dylan Guthro releases "Here Till the Mornin'" with Quake Matthews; drops three-track EP". www.hiphopcanada.com. Toronto, Ontario: HipHopCanada.com.

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