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!

Greenbank Concert/OML to cover Loudon Wainwright III with NCRJanuary 19th 2015

After a great time in North Carolina and Virginia and Knoxville TN, OML will take another short break from country living to play the Greenbank Folk Society show in Port Perry Ontario Saturday January 24.

Then OML will sit in with Toronto’s wonderful New Country Rehab at their residency at the Dakota Tavern to cover a few Loudon Wainwright III tunes Wednesday January 28. Hope to see you there. He might get a few new tunes of his own out that night with the band in advance of his own April 23 gig there too.

stay warm

Blue Plate SpecialJanuary 5th 2015

OMl is playing the Blue Plate Special on WVDX radio tomorrow at noon eastern in Knoxville TN. Come down and hear some tunes or tune in at and listen in!

Carlton Shows, Christmas Play, South East US ShowsDecember 5th 2014

Hey, long time no speak. Been writing and recording and working towards a new album. Just had a great trip out West including a night at the Banff Centre where I heard the great Robert Lepage speak. He was pretty inspiring and spoke of the intelligence of audiences and many wonderful things.

Have two more shows this year in Halifax at the Carlton this week! Monday and Tuesday will see me aided by the estimable Joel E. Hunt and supported by Willie Stratton at the Carlton in Halifax

Check the shows page for details

Also very excited to be going to North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia the first week of the New Year. An awesome festival in Raleigh called First Night will see me performing solo and in collaboration. I’ll also make my first appearance on WDVX’s Blue Plate Special.

Also I’m appearing in the Chester Christmas Play next week singing a couple of tunes.

Summer 2014 Tour Dates and new A&W videoJune 23rd 2014

Hello –

Team Luedecke has a new video for your diversion and delight. Jason Levangie made a sweet one take video for my A&W Song full of cabs and burgers. I’m happy to share it with you. Pass it around, get me sued or go for burgers.

I’ve been really enjoying the early summer at home writing songs towards a new album. Check back for details. In the meantime check out my summer touring:

July 3 – PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, Charlottetown – FREE info
July 5 – Saint John : SaltyJam Festival – FREE info
July 5 – Sackville : Carriage Factory – Tickets
July 6 – Trailside Cafe, PEI – with Gabrielle Papillon tickets
July 7 – Trailside Cafe, PEI – with Gabrielle Papillon tickets
July 13 – Evolve Music Festival, Antigonish – tickets
July 20 – Woodstock Folk Festival – SUGGESTED DONATION info
July 25-27th – Calgary Folk Festival – tickets
August 7 – Crystal Palace, Perth ON
August 8 – Kinsmen Club, Gananoque ON
August 9 – Bloomfield Town Hall, Bloomfield ON
August 14 – Boston : Club Passim
August 15-17th – Philly Folk Fest – tickets
August 23 – Rising Tide Festival – FREE info
August 30 – Sunshine Folk Festival – tickets
Sept. 1 – Bumbershoot Festival – tickets

Also, I’m teaching songwriting at the Calgary Folk Festival camp (2014 Folk Boot Camp). I’ve been thinking about it every day, I’m nervous but have been pretty lucky to get to do what I do. Come along and I’ll show you some things I’ve learned.

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