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Aurora Cultural Centre Presents

Old Man Luedecke

Supported by Mehdi Rostami

Aurora Town Square Performance Hall
50 Victoria Street, Aurora

6:45 pm Doors Open
7:30 pm Show Start

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. 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. 

It’s an exciting year with the recent release of She Told Me Where to Go, with the addition of 6-string guitar to his repertoire, and ‘hooky-playing’ guest artists Glenn Patscha, Joshua Van Tassel and Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) appearing on the recording. 

Born in Toronto and longtime resident of the country near Chester Nova Scotia, Luedecke began recording in the early 2000’s DIY folk scene of Halifax. 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 (2012) 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. He’s played venues in Europe, across Canada and the US, 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. 

Mehdi Rostami, born in Kermanshah, Iran, is a professional setar and tanbour player. Rooted deeply within musical collaborations spanning diverse cultural backgrounds, his is a unique cross-cultural sonic experience. 


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