Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Proof is in the Banjo, er, Pudding

Who doesn't love a little banjo love now and again? Nobody. Not even your grandfather. If you don't, well then, I guess I won't see you at any upcoming hootenannies, now will I?

If you do have a fondness for some upbeat finger picking and listening to the Muppet Movie soundtrack just isn't doing it for you anymore, that lovable Canadian, Old Man Luedecke, has something that's good for what ails you. That would be his new disc, Proof of Love (buy).

The follow up to his widely acclaimed second album, Hinterland, this bad boy includes the talents of John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas, Kinnie Starr) on drums, Mark Beaty (The Be Good Tanyas) on bass, Adrian Dolan (The Bills) on fiddle, Steve Dawson on guitars and Alice Dawson, Rose Cousins, and the Sojourners on back-up vocals. OML has been busy, indeed, supporting such performers such as Feist, The Be Good Tanyas, Corb Lund, and Joel Plaskett at both club shows and soft seater venues. He has appeared on festival stages with the likes of Kris Kristofferson, David Francey, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jill Barber and Buck 65.

Canucks and banjos. Do you really need anything else? OML's "Proof of Love" is an upbeat ditty that's sure to get your toes a' tappin'. And if that's not enough to put a smile on your face, well, good lord, man, maybe it's time for you to take a personal inventory here. Nobody's asking you to squeal like a pig, for goodness sake.

Proof of Love



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