May 27th 2015

OLD MAN LUEDECKE ANNOUNCES DOMESTIC ECCENTRIC

TWO TIME JUNO AWARD-WINNER PARTNERS WITH MULTI GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER TIM O’BRIEN TO RECORD SIXTH FULLLENGTH ALBUM
OUT JULY 24 VIA TRUE NORTH RECORDS, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE “THE EARLY DAYS” HERE

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PHOTO: MARK MARYANOVICH

You can hear the listening on Old Man Luedecke’s new album, Domestic Eccentric. You can hear the cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded, and you can hear the beautiful conversation between Old Man Luedecke and Tim O’Brien. Set for release on July 24 via True North Records, Domestic Eccentric is a collaboration of two like-minded artists in love with folk and roots music, playing at the height of their powers.

As the title suggests, Domestic Eccentric 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.

Nowhere is that more apparent than first single “The Early Days” which has quickly become an audience favourite. “Itstarted out as a song about gambling and became a song about something I know way more about, being a dad. I worked hard to get all the bittersweetness of the craziness and speed of these early days of being parents (and alive in general) in there,” explains Old Man Luedecke. “It’s been amazing to have people sing along with it at gigs. And the kids run around the house calling things a total crapshoot as they learned from the song.”

LISTEN TO “THE EARLY DAYS” HERE

Domestic Eccentric is a record so replete with home it seemed impossible to make anywhere else. So Old Man Luedecke fitted out his back woods 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 the multiple Grammy Award winning roots multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien to stay at his home with his family for a week of snowbound collaboration in Chester, Nova Scotia. 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.”  The two last worked together on Luedecke’s 2012 release, Tender Is The Night, which was nominated for a JUNO Award, won Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards and was listed for the Polaris Music Prize. 

“I worked with people I loved and trusted,” says Luedecke when telling the story of Domestic Eccentric. “And the record, for me, is a rich portrait of personal friendships.” Along with Tim O’Brien, master engineer John D. Southern Adams of Stonehouse Sound (who worked so tirelessly he became a producer of the project) and vocalist Jennah Barry (who left her own dinner guests waiting while she sang on The Briar and the Rose) are both from nearby Mahone Bay. Drummer Nick Halley (James Taylor) lives even closer than that. In fact, the whole album is recorded live off the floor, with the exception of Samson Grisman (Sarah Jarosz, Lee Ann Womack), who was sad to have to record his bass parts in Nashville.

“It was a magical week,” according to Luedecke. “You bring a few great people together, these great talents, these amazing musical components. And then you watch all the pieces become this one amazing thing.”

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DOMESTIC ECCENTRIC TRACKLIST
01 Yodelady
02 The Girl In The Pearl Earring
03 The Briar And The Rose
04 Brightest On The Heart
05 The Early Days
06 Wait A While
07 Low On The Hog
08 Real Wet Wood
09 Old High Way Of Love
10 Chester Boat Song
11 Now We Got A Kitchen
12 Hate What I Say
13 Year Of The Dragon
14 Happy Ever After

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New Album Teaser!May 22nd 2015

Big news coming Next week about the New OML album in collaboration with Tim O’Brien, in the meantime check this out

 

talk soon!

Vancouver Folk FestivalApril 29th 2015

Great news round here is that Old Man Luedecke is returning to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this July. It’s a Great lineup and OML wrote a song on the forthcoming Domestic Eccentric album partly insprired by the VFMF.

Ontario dates this weekend, Dakota sold out.April 22nd 2015

OML will be performing a sold out early show in Toronto at the Dakota Tavern on Thursday April 23 and also making a guest appearance at the Great Lake Swimmers new album launch later that evening! Fun times in the big smoke.

Then he and a trio of Joel E. Hunt and Ben Whiteley will travel to the Ottawa Grassroots Festival where they’ll be playing for the lovely folks in a Legion hall. Saturday a workshop at the festival and a run to Peterborough to the historic Red Dog Tavern.

Album stuff is going great guns. Summertime release for all you road trippers.

New Record News and imminent Western Dates!March 18th 2015

If we can escape this Endless Eastern Snowstorm Joel E. Hunt and I are heading out West tomorrow to Alberta and BC for a bunch of shows. Some brand new places we’ve never played and some we have. Can’t wait to find spring in the mountains. Check the shows page and come along or send friends and family and requests to Facebook etc.

Starting with Twin Butte General Store March 19, Communitea Canmore March 20 and the Nick in Calgary Saturday the 21 and then running down to revist our friends in Cranbrook for Sunday and playing around in the mountains most fo the week (Nelson, Rossland) before finishing again in Powell River.

Very exciting news round here is a new album in the works. We’ll get it out by June in time for the festivals this summer. 2 weeks ago tonight I picked up Tim O’Brien and his lovely gal Jan at the airport in Halifax quite late for an inspired week of music making in a beautiful cabin I built by hand on my land. Can’t wait to share the results. My first recording project I’ve done at home and the first that required a backhoe to clear a road through the snow to get the studio gear in. Exciting. Look for it on True North records sometime in June or July, inshalla.

Theatre Tour with The Good LoveliesFebruary 4th 2015

In a couple weeks I’ll be hitting the road for some special shows with some special people: The Good Lovelies, and my trio! We’ll be playing in some of the most beautiful theatres in the Maritimes. Don’t miss us!

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