Old Man Luedecke Announces Banjo-Free Album Produced by Bahamas

Watch a video for the title track from 'She Told Me Where to Go'

BY Alex HudsonPublished Feb 22, 2024

Old Man Luedecke has announced his new album — and it doesn't feature a banjo. She Told Me Where to Go is produced by Afie Jurvanen (a.k.a. Bahamas), and a video for the title track is out now. With the album due May 24 via Outside Music, the artist has also scheduled a North American tour.

The album was borne out of a period of personal uncertainty, where Chris Luedecke put music on the back burner and began working as a deckhand on a scallop boat in the North Atlantic. When on land, Luedecke and his family would host sap boils and barbecues at their rural Nova Scotia home — and when Jurvanen attended one of these events, he suggested Luedecke go banjo-free on his next album.

"The footsteps of doom kick us off," Luedecke said about the new single in a statement. "This is the first OML track that may blow your hair back. This is music for a gunfight that could take place in [The Mandalorian] in the shape of a savage country blues with a hellish destination. The certainty of fate acts as an introduction to the ease of what is to follow. 'I do not hurry, I do not rush, I don't waste no effort on what don't mean much' opens up the album's laid back grappling with fate and spirit and love."

Watch the video below; it's set at Luedecke's Nova Scotia property. Scroll past that to see the tracklist for She Told Me Where to Go; it includes previous single "My Status Is the Baddest," as well as taking fans to Flavortown with a song called "Guy Fieri."

Also below, see the artist's tour schedule. It includes lots of spring shows in Canada, some of them supporting Matt Andersen.

She Told Me Where to Go:

1. She Told Me Where to Go
2. Guy Fieri
3. Going on the Mountain
4. The Quiet Good Goes On
5. Raven and the Dove
6. Shine on Love (feat. Reeny Smith)
7. My Status Is the Baddest
8. Forgive My Anger
9. Red Eye
10. Our Moment in the Sage
11. Holy Rain

Old Man Leudecke 2024 Tour Dates:

02/22 Salina, KS - Steifel Theatre *
02/24 St Louis, MO - Blue Strawberry
02/25 Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music, Szold Hall *
02/29 Nashville, TN - City Winery *
03/01 Decatur, GA - Eddie’s Attic *
03/02 Savannah, GA - District Live *
03/04 New Orleans, LA - Chickie Wah Wah *
03/05 Tomball, TX - Main Street Crossing *
03/06 Waco, TX - Texas Music Café *
03/07 Austin, TX - The 04 Center *
03/08 Fort Worth, TX - The Rose Chapel at Southside Preservation Hall *
03/09 Ruston, LA - Dixie Center for the Arts *
03/27 Longueuil, QC - Salle Jean-Louis Milette *
03/29 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Cabaret Andre-H-Gagnon *
03/30 Frelighsburg, QC - Beat & Betterave *
04/01 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark *
04/02 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern *
04/03 Grand Rapids, MI - Midtown *
04/05 Minneapolis, MN - Hook & Ladder Theater *
04/06 Milwaukee, WI - Vivarium *
04/08 Oakville, ON - Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts *
04/09 Parry Sound, ON - Charles W. Stockey Centre for Performing Arts *
04/11 Quebec City, QC - Salle Octave-Cremazie *
04/12 Victoriaville, QC - Cabaret Guy Aubert *
04/13 Thetford Mines, QC - Salle Dussault *
04/14 Portland, ME - Portland House of Music *
04/16 Toronto, ON - Hugh’s Room
04/18 Ottawa, ON - Red Bird Live
04/20 Greenbank, ON - Greenbank Folk Club
04/24 Montreal, QC - Sala Rosa
04/25 Westport, ON - The Cove Inn
04/26 Burnstown, ON - Neat Café
04/27 Kingston, ON - Skeleton Park Arts Festival
05/18 St. John’s, NL - The Ship
05/19 St. John’s, NL - The Ship

* with Matt Andersen

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