The Rogue Folk Club presents

Old Man Luedecke

 

FRIDAY

OCT
11
 

doors

07
00
PM

show

08
00
PM
 

MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i

3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano

Accessible All ages

$30 in Advance | $35 at the Door

(NO service charges)

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$15 - Watch at Home

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 Old Man Luedecke is the recording name of two time JUNO award winning and Polaris prize  nominated singer songwriter Chris Luedecke. A multiple East Coast Music Award winner  known for his high energy banjo driven stompers, touching guitar ballads and dry humorous  stories, Luedecke has been making a soundtrack to an authentic life for nearly twenty years.  

Born in Toronto and long time resident of the country near Chester Nova Scotia, Luedecke  began recording in the early 2000’s DIY folk scene of Halifax. He made his two JUNO winning albums for Black Hen Music in the late 00s with Steve Dawson as producer at Vancouver’s  famed Factory studio. While on a tour of England in 2009, he met and supported folk roots legend Tim O’Brien who produced Luedecke’s next two albums. Tender is the Night was recorded at John’s Prine’s Butcher Shoppe Studio in Nashville in 2012 and 2015’s Domestic Eccentric was recorded in a cabin Luedecke built himself at his home in NS. 2019 saw Luedecke recording Easy Money at both the Banff Centre in Alberta and at Hotel2Tango in Montreal.  

Songs like “I Quit My Job” at the beginning of his career and “The Early Days” at the beginning of his family and dozens of other fan favourites trace a warm line of effort, sadness and joy and  provide a soundtrack to many peoples’ own progress through adulthood, touching a rare place of truth and charm in the holiness of the mundane. His performing style with his easy going humour and storytelling creates a rare space of hopeful and intimate magic.  

Luedecke has kept up many worldwide concert appearances, playing in Europe and around Canada and the USA and six trips to Australia, including a memorable tour where his whole  young family travelled with him around rural Queensland for the Festival of Small Halls.  

In May 2022 Chris was awarded an honorary doctorate from King’s University in Halifax for his cultural contributions.

Luedecke accepted work on a scallop boat during the pandemic, and began going out to sea in the North Atlantic, not far from his family home in rural Nova Scotia. He gave up the game of music. Throughout that time working on the water, song ideas would pop into his head, and Chris would stash them away in his sea salt-stained notebook and battered iphone, not sure if anything would ever come of them. It might have been easier to just quit the game, and stick to scallops, but instead it brought new life to his songs and the album-making process. 'She Told Me Where To Go' was released on May 24, 2024.


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