Published Nov 23, 2011It's hard to imagine two acts with more folksy names than Old Man Luedecke and Lake of Stew. Now, the banjo-toting pride of Chester, NS has teamed up with the Montreal-based ensemble for a new EP and string of live dates.
The EP is called Sing All About It and its seven songs are available as a pay-what-you-want download through NoiseTrade. In a statement, Old Man Luedecke wrote this about his meeting with Lake of Stew:
Old Man Luedecke and Lake of Stew; what names! We were born to be together. I got a CD of Lake of Stew and after singing along a few dozen times started listening in to the voices and imagining who they were. The Mini Pops, Glee, pish, this was the group I was born to join. Like me they are kitchen sing-a-longs, potlucks. old time juggy string bands of the mythological present. Loose and easy as true love well begun. They dropped by my house in Nova Scotia for a visit like the Carter Family visiting Jimmie Rodgers. We ate and hung out and sang together. We've never played a gig and had never played together. I didn't even know all their names at first. On little more than a whim we went to the Old Confidence Lodge studio in downtown Riverport and put these songs together with a bit of joy and hard work. Magic! Sing all about it! Share it with your friends. That's what this is for.
The tracklist of Sing All About It is below. Scroll past that to see Old Man Luedecke's upcoming tour schedule. This includes a pair of dates with Lake of Stew in Montreal and Wakefield, QC.
Sing All About It:
1. "Delia and Wilhelmina"
2. "Phone Is Tapped (and I Don't Care)"
3. "Too Much Too Late"
4. "Sleeping In"
5. "Monsanto Jones"
6. "Tap Water"
7. "Biscuit Crumb Ditty"
11/23 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus *
11/24 Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn *
11/25 Iqaluit, NU - Nakasuk School
11/29 Rankin Inlet, NU - Rankin Community Hall
12/1 Yellowknife, NT - Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
12/2 Edmonton, AB - Royal Alberta Museum
12/19 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
* with Lake of Stew