Live @ The Centre presents JUNO-award winner
Two-time JUNO-winning balladeer Chris Luedecke, a.k.a. Old Man Luedecke, is at The Mack on March 3 at 7:30 pm.
You may know Luedecke from his 2015 hit song, “Early Days,” where he used humour and sentiment to describe his experience as a new parent. His catchy lyrics connected with his fans who frequently request the song at his shows. It’s also the number-one requested bedtime song of Luedecke’s three daughters who happen to be the song’s muses.
Luedecke says it was a challenge to write a song about raising his young children, “People kept saying to me that this time will go so fast and I found it hard to write that feeling in a song, but once I found the right steps to say it with some conviction, I finally felt good about it.”
Luedecke’s follow up to “Early Days” is a song about something else he loves… Brunswick Sardines. For people who know Luedecke’s eccentric personality, it comes as no surprise that he would write an entire song about one food and even dedicate a whole verse to the different types of sauces that sardines are packed in.
“Sardines are actually a way better food than what everybody thinks,” defends Luedecke. “When I serve guests a sardine lunch at my home they’re always surprised at how good they taste,” he says with a little chuckle.
He finds it great, but also a little strange that the two main songs his fans connect to are complete opposites on the emotional spectrum. Luedecke’s “goofy intelligence” (his words) is what he feels is the reason.
“I always try and end my shows in the same place, but I like to take a different path every time to get there,” says Luedecke. He goes on to say, “I listen to the vibe in the performance space and try to show the audience what I perceive through my banter.…It keeps the flow of the show moving and makes for a fun and engaging evening for the audience.”