Polaris Long List, Summer Tour, and Baby AnnabelleJune 13th 2013

On June 6th, my wife Teresa and I had a baby girl. We named her Annabelle and she’s the apple of my eye!

In other good news, ‘Tender is the Night’ has been selected for the Polaris Prize long list! Thank you to everyone that voted for the album, I could not be happier!

I’m looking forward to playing quite a bit this summer, some festivals across Canada, US, and the UK.

I hope you enjoy the new look of the website, a little summer facelift. Check back on the ‘Tour’ section for info & updates on upcoming shows. Here’s where you can find me over the summer…more to come!

15-06-13 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Folk on the Canal Festival

20-06-13 – Nashville, TN – Music City Roots

23-06-13 – Louisville, KY – Clifton Center

27-06-13 – Berwick, NS – Union Street Cafe

28-06-13 – Mount Stewart, PE – Trailside Cafe

29-06-13 – Gagetown, NB – Feels Good Folly Fest

01-07-13 – London, UK – Canada Day Int’l

05-07-13 – Suffolk, UK – Maverick Festival

11-07-13 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest

19-07-13 – Ness Creek, SK – Ness Creek Music Festival

21-07-13 – River Valley, ON – River and Sky Festival

09-08-13 – Indian River, PE – Indian River Festival

10-08-13 – Lunenburg, NS – Lunenburg Folk Harbor Festival

15-08-13 – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Irish Fest

24-08-13 – Grand Manan Island, NB – Summers End Folk Festival

30-08-13 – Birnamwood, IL – Jackpine Jamboree

20-09-13 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival

28-09-13 – Berryville, VA – Watermelon Park Fest

Be well,


UK & Summer PlansMay 7th 2013


Wow, I really slept here at the edge of the North Sea. After long days’ travel from a great first gig in Burlington VT, I’ve made Aberdeen, Scotland. To my dad’s chagrin, I didn’t have time to go up the coast to see where Local Hero was made this go round.

Coming off a surreal week at the Shetland Folk Festival, I’m now heading to Glasgow and Shrewsbury and many new places to me in England over the next couple weeks. The grass is green and the wind is fresh.

Heading home at the end of month and intending to deer proof and attend to the garden and await the arrival of baby number three! Two and one on the way could be a tally of drinks, but we’ll have three kids under he age of two in a month.

I have a bunch of great summer gigs and festivals to look forward to including Lunenburg, Indian River, Ottawa Blues Festival, Ness Creek and the Milwaukee Irish Festival as well as Bristol Rhythm and Roots.  Most will be with the wonderful Sideman Hunt.

Also hoping to make a second music video. This time for I am fine.

Click the ‘Tour’ tab to see my plans for the summer

Be well.


Juno Nomination, US&UK Tour AnnounceFebruary 26th 2013

Big news for me is that Tender is the Night has been nominated for a Juno Award. It’s a really special record for me and it’s a real shot in the arm that some other folks think so too.

As noteworthy, perhaps, it’s also available on vinyl. My wife did the cover art specially for this format and I’m thrilled with the results. It’s kind of True North to indulge me in the making these keepsake records. They do make traveling light difficult but I’ll try and bring em’ to your town. They all have download cards.

I’m back from Folk Alliance in Toronto, it’s always great to see old friends and meet new ones from around the world.

I’m finally touring this spring in the Eastern US and then going back to the UK before the summer festival season starts up. You can check the ‘Tour’ section of the website for updates on both of those.

Just when I was getting comfortable at home with my girls!

Hope you’re all well


Latest OML NewsNovember 29th 2012

Thanks so much everyone that has come out to see me on tour, great time so far playing songs from Tender is the Night. More shows coming up in Kemptville, Peterborough, and Ottawa, very excited to return to Ottawa. Exciting stuff coming up for 2013, new music video in the works, vinyl, and of course more touring.

Tender is the night is now available in the United States, cant wait to get down there in 2013, let us know where you’d like us to stop!

We have a new online store up with new t shirt designs from the cardboard box project as well as all other Old Man Luedecke merch.

In September I took some time out of touring to produce my first ever music video. check out the video for ‘Little stream of Whiskey’ filmed in my local bar, The Fo’C’sle, 200 years ago. Share it with your friends if you like it!


‘Little Stream of Whiskey’

We’ve got that new album out in Canada today!October 2nd 2012

Camp Luedecke is an exciting place to be today. We did something to be proud of. It’s been a dream for some time to make an album with such beautiful and seasoned musicians. Tim O’Brien was inspiringly brilliant and sensitive to this batch of songs that I think are my best yet. I think I sang and played them well too. Nashville was just an awesome place to be. Teresa did a beautiful cover for it and the package is lovely. There will be vinyl in a couple weeks but for now, we unveil the CD and the digital parts. You can pick up the album around town or on the wild wild web. So please poke around the new website and look and listen. There’s even a new video of me playing one of my favourites from the album, I’m Fine (I Am I Am) on the beach at home in Chester, NS.

My team have me coming and going to some great places through the fall with Joel E. Hunt picking alongside of me.

Home is Awesome, the road is great and long, Tender is the Night. See you there.

Canadian Tour Announced!March 5th 2012

Well, after a quiet winter I’m hitting the road this spring. Gonna make a bunch of stops across the country. Check out facebook and twitter and the website. I have a beautiful ep I recorded last fall with Lake of Stew with some wonder on it but I’m also bringing around a pile of new tunes that i’ve recorded this winter in Nashville. That CD’s gonna come out in the fall, but I thought I’d come pay my respects across the country first. Hope to see you. oml

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