Old Man Luedecke brings ‘Easy Money’ to the Charlotte Street Arts Centre October 3.
Old Man Luedecke stops in Fredericton on October 3 beginning his fall tour in support of his latest release, Easy Money. Kicking his tour off in Halifax with a show at St. Matthew’s Church on October 2, Luedecke will continue playing dates across the country until the end of November.
Easy Money picks up where Old Man Luedecke’s award winning, and most successful release to date, Domestic Eccentric (2015), leaves off; four years farther down the road, dreaming about his ship coming in, still a parent but now grappling with the newness of middle age, dad jokes, love for an abiding partner, the death of a parent, along with some calypso-feeling local Nova Scotia history thrown in for good measure.
Composition and recording were both begun at the Banff Centre’s songwriter-in-residence program. It was there that Luedecke met the album’s producer Howard Bilerman of Montreal’s famed Hotel2Tango studio where the album was eventually recorded. The ten new original compositions and two covers run a modern storytelling line from the fifties folk and calypso boom into the everyday of tangible middle life. Guest appearances by long-time collaborator and Grammy award-winning Tim O’Brien, Afie Jurvanen of Bahamas, and Fats Kaplin (Jack White, John Prine) add piquant accents to the impeccable playing of Luedecke and a crack Montreal studio band of Mike O’Brien, Joshua Toal, and Jamie Thompson.
Old Man Luedecke | October 3 | Charlotte Street Arts Centre | View Event
Other upcoming Shivering Songs events:
Sept. 21 | Fredericton Eaglesmith Road Show starring Tif Ginn | Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Sept. 23 | Jenn Grant & The Great Lake Swimmers | Capitol Theatre
Sept. 24 | Jenn Grant & The Great Lake Swimmers | Fredericton Playhouse
Nov. 11 | Bobbi Bazini | Fredericton Playhouse