OLD MAN LUEDECKE ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGINNING JANUARY 21
REVEALS NEW VIDEO FOR “CHESTER BOAT SONG”
MULTI JUNO AWARD WINNING NOVA SCOTIA SONGWRITER’S NEW ALBUM, DOMESTIC ECCENTRIC, NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL VIA TRUE NORTH
“an absolute triumph for modern folk music” Metro
“…superb. .. thoughtful, spry and tuneful …well-turned phrases, specific references and upbeat introspection” The Globe And Mail
“There’s a dark charm to be found in living through strange victories and defeats the way parents and partners often do, and Luedecke captures it authentically” NOW Magazine
“A captivating album” The Irish Post
“it's Luedecke the songwriter — not the guy with the old-timey name and cute banjo songs — who is singularly identifiable” Exclaim!
While Old Man Luedecke spent last winter in his backwoods cabin recording studio working on his latest record, Domestic Eccentric, this winter he’ll leave the confines of that cozy shelter for the highways of Western Canada, playing a string of tour dates. Tour dates begin January 21 and all performances are listed below.
To give viewers a glimpse of all that he leaves behind, Old Man Luedecke has revealed the new video for “Chester Boat Song”, filmed at his Chester, Nova Scotia cabin, in the heart of a cumbersome East Coast winter. “Let this video be a warning about how much snow we had in Nova Scotia earlier this year when we made the album!” claims Luedecke.
Since then, “it's been a great year of touring and album making.” Recently, Luedecke was the recipient of a Music Nova Scotia Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year Award for "I Never Sang Before I Met You" and got invited to go play banjos and have dinner with Steve Martin, “which I haven't recovered from,” says Luedecke.
Out now via True North Records, and available on quality vinyl just in time for Christmas, Domestic Eccentric the album is mostly a record about home. It’s about what it means to be a still-youngish man, what it’s like to still be in love with the woman you started writing songs about and moved to the country with more than a decade ago, about what it’s like to watch your own babies grow to children, and about the joys and sorrows attendant upon the milestones of parenthood.
A record so replete with home seemed impossible to make anywhere else. So Old Man Luedecke fitted out his backwoods cabin, a hand-hewn affair he’d built himself from rough-sawn lumber, and hired a backhoe to make a 500 yard road through the record amounts of snow so he could bring in top-level recording gear. He invited Tim O’Brien to stay at his home with his family for a week of snowbound collaboration. Luedecke and O’Brien had worked together before, and their increasing comfort in each other’s musical presence has yielded spectacular results. “Tim is my favorite musician,” Luedecke says. “And working with him in a duet environment in a cabin at home was a waking dream.”
Tim O’Brien is a multiple Grammy Award winning roots multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations have made him one of the most respected American players working today. The two last worked together on Luedecke’s 2012 release, Tender Is The Night, which was nominated for a JUNO Award, listed for The Polaris Music Prize and won Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.
OLD MAN LUEDECKE TOUR DATES
1/21 Saskatoon SK, Winterruption Festival, The Basement
1/22 Canmore AB, Communitea Cafe
1/23 Pincher Creek AB, Castle Mountain Ski Resort
1/26 Prince George BC, Cold Snap Festival
1/27 McBride BC, McBride Roundhouse Theatre
1/28 Leduc AB, White Rose Theatre
1/29 Edmonton AB, Studio 96
1/30 Camrose AB, Bailey Theatre
1/31 Calgary AB, Ironwood Bar and Grill
2/2 Rossland BC, Flying Steamshovel
2/3 Chilliwack BC, Bozzini’s
2/4 Victoria BC, Northern Quarter early show (7:30 pm)
2/4 Victoria BC, Northern Quarter later show (10 pm)
2/5 Vancouver BC, St. James’ Community Hall