The Carleton is super-pumped to welcome back Juno Award-winner Old Man Luedecke for a show on Tuesday, October 30th. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $20 advanced or $25 at the door.
Chester-based Old Man Luedecke‘s latest album, Domestic Eccentric is, as the title suggests, mostly a record about home. It’s about what it means to be a still-youngish man; what’s 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; what it’s like to watch your babies grow into children and the j0ys and sorrows attendant upon the milestones of parenthood.
Not since Loudon Wainwright III has anyone written so honestly, so openly, or with such aching tenderness and good humour about family life. “Saving up for date night so we can have our fight” “The Early Days”. But Luedecke has always insisted on a solid poetic heft in the way he uses words, and highly personal stories are what have always connected him to the universal in his audience. Recording with Tim O’Brien in an intimate setting at home has yielded an album where the songs take the starring role.
Old Man Luedecke is the real thing, a modern-day people’s poet and traveling bard and balladeer. He’s played around the world to a loving and increasing fan base, and won two Juno awards in the process. Tim O’Brien is a multiple grammy-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, listed for the Polaris Prize and won Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.