Old Man Luedecke Returns with 'Tender Is the Night,' Rolls Out Canadian Dates
A press release outlines Old Man Luedecke's upcoming LP as a boundary-pushing affair that finds the tunesmith joined on record by a crack team of Nashville studio musicians. The album, his fifth overall, was tracked over the course of four days at Tennessee studio the Butcher Shoppe with producer Tim O'Brien, who also lent his multi-instrumentalist talents to the recording session. Other players on the album include bassist Mike Bub and drummer Kenny Malone.
Tender Is the Night apparently keeps up Old Man Luedecke's dedication to "playful, coy, and soul-warming" narratives, and supposedly finds him refining his metaphors, as well as his musical approach.
Amongst the album's many tales, "Tortoise and the Hare" apparently tackles the famous fable's "push for success," while "A&W Song" finds a cabbie and his intoxicated passenger heading through a late-night drive-thru.
"I am running like everyone else. Laughing just to keep from crying. I am always trying to find a way to express," Luedecke said in a statemet. "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."
If you're angling to hear a new tune before the due date, Old Man Luedecke is offering up the rustic bluegrass rambler "Jonah & the Whale" in a sneak peek stream, which you can check out down below.
The folk musician also has some Canadian tour dates lined up this fall, and you can peruse the itinerary at the bottom of the page.
Tender Is the Night:
1. Kingdom Come
2. Jonah & The Whale
3. Tortoise and the Hare
4. Tender is the Night
5. Broken Heart Buddy
6. Little Stream of Whiskey
7. A&W Song
8. I'm Fine( I am, I am)
9. Song for Ian Tyson
10. This May Hurt a Bit
11. Can't Count My Tears
12. Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
13. Long Suffering Jesus
9/7 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Festival
9/8 Halifax, NS - Garrison Grounds (Summer Sonic)
9/14 Ville de Bouctouche, NB - Auberge Vieux Presbytere Inn (EcoFest)
10/13 Sterling ON - Hastings Beer Festival
10/17 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre **
10/18 Regina, SK - Artful Dodger **
10/19 Saskatoon, SK - Lydia's Upstairs **
10/21 Calgary, AB - Ironwood **
10/22 Canmore, AB - Communitea Café **
10/24 Nelson, BC - Royal on Baker **
10/26 Victoria, BC - St. Ann's Auditorium **
10/27 Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall **
11/3 Charlottetown, PE - Confederation Centre
11/21 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange **
11/22 Toronto, ON - Glenn Gould Theatre **
11/23 London, ON - London Music Club **
11/24 Kingston, ON - Grad Club **
11/27 Guelph, ON - Albion Hotel **
11/28 Hamilton, ON - Pearl Theatre **
11/29 Kemptville, ON -The Branch **
12/1 Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern **
** With Grey Kingdom
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