Old Man Luedecke

  • April 18, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Red Bird

    1165 Bank Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
Ticket Price (CAD) $30.00 This event is now over

Old Man Luedecke is the recording name of two time JUNO award winning and Polaris prize  nominated singer songwriter Chris Luedecke. A multiple East Coast Music Award winner  known for his high energy banjo driven stompers, touching guitar ballads and dry humorous  stories, Luedecke has been making a soundtrack to an authentic life for nearly twenty years.  

Born in Toronto and long time resident of the country near Chester Nova Scotia, Luedecke  began recording in the early 2000’s DIY folk scene of Halifax. He made his two JUNO winning  albums for Black Hen Music in the late 00s with Steve Dawson as producer at Vancouver’s  famed Factory studio. While on a tour of England in 2009, he met and supported folk roots  legend Tim O’Brien who produced Luedecke’s next two albums. Tender is the Night was  recorded at John’s Prine’s Butcher Shoppe Studio in Nashville in 2012 and 2015’s Domestic  Eccentric was recorded in a cabin Luedecke built himself at his home in NS. 2019 saw  Luedecke recording Easy Money at both the Banff Centre in Alberta and at Hotel2Tango in  Montreal.  

Songs like I quit my Job at the beginning of his career and the Early Days at the beginning of  his family and dozens of other fan favourites trace a warm line of effort, sadness and joy and  provide a soundtrack to many peoples’ own progress through adulthood, touching a rare place  of truth and charm in the holiness of the mundane. His performing style with his easy going  humour and storytelling creates a rare space of hopeful and intimate magic.  

Luedecke has kept up many worldwide concert appearances, playing in Europe and around  Canada and the USA and six trips to Australia, including a memorable tour where his whole  young family travelled with him around rural Queensland for the Festival of Small Halls.  

In May 2022 Luedecke was awarded an honorary doctorate from King’s University in Halifax for  his cultural contributions. 


Date & Time

Thu., Apr. 18, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Venue Details

Red Bird

1165 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4 Red Bird
Red Bird Live

Red Bird is an intimate, 80 capacity music venue with excellent sound and sight lines from every seat.

We are licensed and have a selection of locally crafted beers and ciders plus a small but fine selections of wine and spirits. 

We also carry a selection of non-alcoholic beverages such as locally made sodas and non-alcoholic beers, and a small menu of snack foods such as pressed sandwiches, hot dogs, soft pretzels and pastries.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age. 

Doors open one hour ahead of the performance time. 

Parking is available at the south end of our building and on side streets (please be respectful of parking restrictions).

Regrettably, our space is not accessible. There are six gradual and wide steps to our front door with railings on each side. Once inside, everything is on one floor including an accessible washroom. 

Event end times will vary depending on the artist.

There is no phone number for the venue. Please email bookings@redbirdlive.ca or reach out via social media with inquiries. 

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