Two-time JUNO Award winner Old Man Luedecke releases Tender Is The Night produced by Grammy Award winner Tim OʼBrien on True North Records. Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognisable voice, this is an artist tenderly pushing the boundaries of his story telling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and hook-laden melodies.
Old Man channels a refreshing energy from folk giants like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger with a hint of Loudon Wainwright III but it is Luedecke’s contemporary lyrics, coupled with the irresistible rhythm of the old-time banjo that make him so loved with his audiences. In January 2012 Old Man Luedecke travelled to Nashville, Tennessee to record his new album Recorded by Tim O’Brien, Nashville based folk music icon, alongside David Ferguson who has engineered nine Johnny Cash albums, as well as U2 and John Prine.
Old Man Luedecke has a penchant for language. Based in Chester, Nova Scotia, Tender Is The Night gives nod to F.R. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, a title lifted from John Keats poem, ‘Ode To A Nightingale.’ With skillful precision and a storyteller’s heart, Luedecke’s narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming. Rich in metaphor, Tender Is The Night muses on love, art and purpose.
‘I am running like everyone else. Laughing just to keep from crying. I am always trying to find a way to express,’ says Luedecke. ‘I am a prisoner for my appreciation for language; language that moves me is language that is unusual. I feel like it’s an important thing I can contribute to songwriting.’ Chris Luedecke
After touring the globe, winning multiple Juno Awards, and becoming a father to twin girls, Luedecke has finally found confidence in himself, and his art. Tender Is The Night is a balancing act, a collection of songs artfully crafted, and tenderly performed.
Man Luedecke Tour Dates 2013
Thursday 2nd May – Tuesday 7th May 2013 Shetland Folk Festival
Thursday 9th May 2013 Fallen Angels Club, Admiral Bar, Glasgow
Friday 10th May 2013 The Old Library, Kilbarchen
Sunday 12th May 2013 The Hive, Shrewsbury
Monday 13th May 2013 St. Bonaventures, Bristol
Tuesday 14th May 2013 The Musician, Leicester
Wednesday 15th May 2013 Baldock & Letchworth, Baldock
Friday 17th May 2013 Kings Place, London