Available to stream today courtesy of Exclaim! is Domestic Eccentric, the new album from two time JUNO Award winner Old Man Luedecke. Set for release on July 24 via True North Records and co-produced by multi Grammy Award winner Tim O’Brien, the album 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.
You can stream the record here.
A record so replete with home 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 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.”
Tim O’Brien is a multiple Grammy Award winning roots multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations have made him one of the most respected American players working today. The two last worked together on Luedecke’s 2012 release, Tender Is The Night, which was nominated for a JUNO Award, listed for The Polaris Music Prize and won Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.
In the meantime, Old Man Luedecke continues on a summer full of North American tour dates that include performances in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Regina, Fredericton, Toronto and more. All tour dates are listed below.
OLD MAN LUEDECKE TOUR DATES
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 Coffeehouse, Ripton VT
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 8, 9 Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, NC
Oct 10, 11 Celtic Colours International Festival
Oct 14 Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto ON