Nepal, Junos and ECMA nominations, touring, vinyl, Australia in MayFebruary 19th 2016


On my way to Kansas City for a big meeting of the Folk Alliance. There are new dates up at the Tour page with many more to come as the winter continues. Of note are two special nights at Hugh’s Room in Toronto in April with Tim O’Brien  the producer of Domestic Eccentric.

I’m off to hike and play banjo in Nepal in March. Hopefully I’ll get overwhelmed by it all and disappear from social media but I’ll try and sneak some pictures onto Instagram.  Here’s a link to the tour if you are unbelievably impulsive and care to join: Nepal with Old Man Luedecke gigging in Tea Houses.

Domestic Eccentric, my most successful record to date has garnered a Juno award nomination and 2 ECMA nominations. I”m excited to attend both functions.

It’s available on vinyl now at True North here and in shops.

Oh, and I’ll be heading to The Planting at Woodford Festival in Queensland AUS at the end of April with other dates to follow around the east coast. Check back for details.,

Winter Tour Dates AnnouncedNovember 25th 2015

It’s been a great year for OML and Domestic Eccentric. Canadian tour continues out west this Winter with stops announced in:

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 Chiliwack 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

Domestic Eccentric Release! q radio!July 24th 2015

Today’s the big day True North Records releases the new OML record Domestic Eccentric. It’s a pick of the week for Stephen Cooke at the Chronicle Herald and earns 4 NNNN’s from Now Magazine in Toronto and 9/10 from Sarah Green in Exclaim! Magazine. Get it! Look for vinyl in the fall and tour dates on the shows page. Keep your feedback coming. New videos will be posted soon. Thanks for all the beautiful support of this project!

Also on release day OML will be playing with Joel and Ben on CBC’s q program and chatting with Rachel Giese from 10 am AT on across the country and on PRI.

thank you all for this! Chris

Video Premier on The Bluegrass SituationJune 11th 2015

Excited to announce a performance video for “The Early Days,” the lead single from Domestic Eccnetric is up and being premiered by the wonderful Bluegrass Situation!

Check it out here:

The Early Days video Premier on Bluegrass Situation

You can preorder the album in the sidebar here.
Also there are new dates coming all the time here are some

June 25 Trailside Cafe, Mount Stewart PEI
June 26 Trailside Cafe, Mount Stewart PEI
June 27 Magnetic Hill Folk Festival, Moncton NB
June 28 Feels Good Folly Fest, Gagetown NB
July 18, 19 Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver BC
Aug 1-3 Canmore Folk Festival, Canmore AB
Aug 5 The Slice Bar and Grill, Lethbridge AB
Aug 6 Twin Butte Store Soulfest, Twin Butte AB
Aug 7-8 Edmonton Folk Festival, Edmonton AB
Aug 9 Kicking Horse Resort, Golden BC
Aug 11 Village Guitars, Saskatoon SK
Aug 12 Park Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Aug 13 Artful Dodger Regina, SK
Aug 14 Swift Current House Concerts, Swift Current SK
Aug 16-22 Nimble Fingers, Teaching songwriting, Sorrento BC
Aug 29 Windsong Music Festival, Powassan ON
Sept 2-4 Jackpine Jamboree, Birnamwood WI
Sept 5 Ripton VT Coffeehouse
Sept 9 Green Church, Mexico ME
Sept 10North Church Concert Series, Farmington ME
Sept 11 Philips Area Community Centre, Phillips ME
Sept 12 One Longfellow Square, Portland ME
Sept 17, Harvest Jazz and Blues, Fredericton NB
Sept 25-27 Deep Roots Music Festival, Wolfville NS
Oct 14 Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto ON
Oct 22 National Arts Centre- Fourth Stage, Ottawa ON

New Single, Dates this week, The Frick!June 2nd 2015

Hey all, been really exciting seeing the new single “The Early Days” from the forthcoming Domestic Eccentric (July 24, True North Records) make its wonderful way in the world.


You can download it at itunes

The preorder is Charting on the singer songwriter charts, We so appreciate it.

Have great gigs coming up this Week with a trio of Joel E. Hunt and Ben Whiteley, making debuts in Stratford ON at Pazzo’s, the GAR Hall in Penninsula OHIO not far from Cleveland and the wonderful Frick Art Gallery in Pittsburgh PA. They have a series called First Fridays and we’ve been looking forward to this big FREE outdoor show for sometime, come say hi. Then Bayfield for bluegrass and bourbon and the Casbah in Hamilton. Hope to see you out.

May 27th 2015





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.”


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.”


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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