Old Man Luedecke

'Domestic Eccentric' (album stream)

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Jul 16, 2015

Maritime banjo wielder Chris Luedecke is set to return as Old Man Luedecke with his sixth studio album Domestic Eccentric next week — but before it officially arrives, Exclaim! is streaming the record in its entirety.
Luedecke hails from Chester, NS, and although he has become a renowned, Juno-winning troubadour travelling the country with his tunes, the songwriter pays homage to home on the new record. The album was even recorded in his self-built backwoods cabin, along with producer and rootsy multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien.
"Tim is my favourite musician," Luedecke said in a statement. "And working with him in a duet environment in a cabin at home was a waking dream."
As for the subject matter of the new material, it explores the idea of domesticity and hears Luedecke waxing poetic on the experiences of himself as a young man who's been in love with the same woman for more than a decade, and the process of watching their babies grow into children.
It's especially pertinent on opener and lead single "Yodelady," which has been in his live set since 2004. The was inspired by a woman he met in Dawson City, who has since become his wife, the mother of his children and his muse.
Those themes also emerge on "The Early Days," on which Luedecke sings about throwing out diapers and saving up for date night — but also the importance of cherishing those times.
Scroll past his upcoming tour dates to hear Old Man Luedecke's heartfelt tribute to homelife by giving Domestic Eccentric a listen in the player below before it officially arrives on July 24 via True North Records. You can pre-order the album here.

Tour dates:

06/25 Mount Stewart, PEI - Trailside Cafe 
06/26 Mount Stewart, PEI - Trailside Cafe 
06/27 Moncton, NB - Magnetic Hill Folk Festival 
06/28 Gagetown, NB - Feels Good Folly Fest 
07/18-19 Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Folk Festival 
08/01-03 Canmore, AB - Canmore Folk Festival 
08/05 Lethbridge, AB - The Slice Bar and Grill 
08/06 Twin Butte, AB - Twin Butte Store Soulfest 
08/07-08 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Festival 
08/09 Golden, BC - Kicking Horse Resort 
08/11 Saskatoon, SK - Village Guitars 
08/12 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre 
08/13 Regina, SK - Artful Dodger 
08/14 Swift Current, SK – House Show 
08/16-22 Sorrento, BC - Nimble Fingers 
08/29 Powassan, ON - Windsong Music Festival 
09/02-04 Birnamwood, WI - Jackpine Jamboree 
09/05 Ripton, VT - Coffeehouse 
09/09 Mexico City, Mexico - Green Church 
09/10 Farmington, ME - North Church Concert Series 
09/11 Phillips, ME - Philips Area Community Centre 
09/12 Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square 
09/17 Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz and Blues 
09/25-27 Wolfville, NS - Deep Roots Music Festival 
10/08-09 Pittsboro, NC - Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival 
10/10-11 Sydney, NS - Celtic Colours International Festival 
10/14 Toronto, ON - Harbourfront Centre Theatre 

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