I’ve only been introduced to his music recently, but Old Man Luedecke has quickly become one of my favorite roots musicians. With his wry humor and engaging presence, his songs feel all the more touching for their honesty. A master storyteller as much as a badass banjo picker, I’ve seen him three or four times in the last six months and not once has he repeated any of the (many) hilarious anecdotes he’s related.
Last night, he played an intimate set at the Dakota and I got to hear opine on circumstances regarding the song below, including drinking on a beach, the anxiety of writing what you know and an intense envy of the career path of the surfer.
Old Man Luedecke told it better than I do, though. Anyway, he (and his awesome hat) have got a new record out; Tender Is The Night is available on iTunes and should be making its way into record stores everywhere soon. Check out ‘I’m Fine’ below.