2019 album. Folk. Also available on CD.
Canadian banjo songster Chris Luedecke - master of narrative-driven folk songs that are playful, coy, and soul warming - two time Juno and multi east coast music award winning, Polaris prize nominee, troubadour aka Old Man Luedecke, returns with his banjo in tow with his new album “Easy Money”.
It’s been four years since his last release 2015’s ‘Domestic Eccentric’, which saw Chris reflecting on parenthood and now his sixth studio album deals with grappling the newness of middle age, dad jokes, love for an abiding partner, and the death of a parent, mixed in with some calypso-feeling local Nova Scotia history thrown in for good measure.
While ‘Easy Money’ began as part of the Banff Centre's songwriter-in-residence program, the album was captured with the help of producer Howard Bilerman of Montreal's famed Hotel2Tango studio, where the album was eventually recorded.
The record features 9 new original tracks and guest appearances by Grammy award-winning Tim O’Brien, Alfie Jurvanen (Bahamas), and Fats Kaplin (Jack White, John Prine). Old Man Luedecke has been uncompromisingly unique in cementing himself in the top echelon of Canadian Folk artists and “Easy Money” makes no exception.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Session is confirmed for Old Man Luedecke on 31 July.