I will not be reading the rest of this series.
Live at the Chester Playhouse is a beautiful recording of one gig, September 15 2017 when he appeared solo before a hometown crowd in the seaside village of Chester Nova Scotia. The record captures the warmth and intimacy of the show and the transmutation of the ordinary to the magical that Luedecke achieves every night. And that is what makes him such a loved live performer.
I was lucky to take in Old Man Luedecke’s performance on this tour in my hometown of Summerside last year. He is a superb storyteller and a great performer. I enjoyed it very much.
I had the chance to shake his hand after the show and say hi. I let him know his music was a constant companion of mine as I spent a lot of time working on my computer and often choose one album to listen to on repeat all day long. It’s a fairly short list of albums I choose from most of the time.
I mentioned that my favourite music of his was Monsanto Jones and I was hoping he might have played it, but of course, I enjoyed the show. He spoke lively, “Oh, you should have told me! We could have played it.”
I asked, “What, just shout out from the crowd?”
“Yeah,” he said. “Sure!”
I told him, “I will the next time” and I really hope he’s not annoyed about it the next time I see him on stage, because I won’t forget!
Thanks Aaron for inviting me out!
Here’s this little tune I like so much, Monsanto Jones. Now I need to listen to this new album which has long since finished downloading!
Old Man Luedecke — Monsanto Jones
Mike Love — Gonna Make It