Archie Loutitt was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and raised on the country and western music he heard on the radio and on 78 records. When he was 12 years old, his mother bought him a guitar for 5 dollars and Archie started to play at house parties in old town Yellowknife in the early 1950s.
Later on, he was a radio announcer for the local Army Signals radio station, CFYK, “the voice of the golden north”.
Archie played the old town speakeasies, the clubrooms, the rec halls and the dance halls. He founded one of Yellowknife’s better known bands, “Northbound Freeway”.
Archie Loutitt passed away on September 3, 2018