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On the program for Saturday June 19, 2010

Old Man Luedecke in concert from The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax

Old Man Luedecke has become one of Canada's best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. "An original, he is a musical singularity to be savoured and shared", says the Vancouver Folk Festival. His memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth from old roots. He is a young man with an old soul who doesn't sugar coat his fears and this lets his songs breathe with a fresh breeze of bittersweet hopefulness. He channels a refreshing energy from folk giants like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger with maybe a hint of Loudon Wainwright III. But it's his contemporary lyrics coupled with the irresistible rhythm of the old time banjo that connect and make him so loved with his audiences.

While normally accompanied solely by his trusty banjo, this concert features Luedecke in full flight backed by mandolin, fiddle, guitars and acoustic bass. Instrumentation he used on his most recent recording 'My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs'. Many of the songs from that release are featured in this concert sprinkled with some of his greatest hits.

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