“You can’t fake a work of heart,” Old Man Luedecke sings in “The Girl in the Pearl Earring,” the second song on his 2015 release, ‘Domestic Eccentric,’ and the assured confidence of that line, the assertion of a straightforward truth, is the guiding principle behind the entire album. Old Man Luedecke is the real thing, a modern-day people’s poet and traveling bard and balladeer. He’s played around the world to a loving and increasing fan base, and won two Juno awards in the process. He collaborated on ‘Domestic Eccentric’ with Tim O’Brien – the two last worked together on Luedecke’s 2012 release, ‘Tender is the Night,’ which was nominated for a Juno and won Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.
When Luedecke and Joel E. Hunt stopped by the studios of Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, New York, he told Folk Alley that ‘Domestic Eccentric’ was created in response to his past songs about not having children. Now, with three little ones, he has a new point of view – including being on the road and coming home again.