Since the opening of the Rolled Oat Cafe in July 2010, being involved in the local music scene has been part of our plan. Though the cafe is small, it provides an intimate venue for musicians to play for a very attentive audience who are encouraged to “pay what you can to support the band”. We are happy to be able to provide musicians with a place to play, and it gives us the opportunity to enjoy the great music that the valley has to offer.
When Chris Luedecke came into the cafe for lunch in February, we proposed the idea of setting a date for a much overdue show in Wolfville. We realized our cafe was too small and his fan base was too large, so we found ourselves trying our hand at the new role of “concert promotion”. Luckily we are located just down the street from a great music venue – The Al Whittle Theatre!
On April 7, Old Man Luedecke won his second, well-deserved Juno Award in the Category of Solo Roots & Traditional Album of the year. His latest album, released in 2010, My Hands are On Fire and Other Love Songs is yet another brilliant collection of honest and energetic banjo songs. Luedecke is coming to Wolfville before playing the Winnipeg Folk Festival in May and setting out on his summer concert tour to the West Coast.
Ontario singer-songwriter Jesse T. Reid will open the show. Hear him and Old Man Luedecke online at :
~Lindsay Reid, The Rolled Oat Café
Tickets are $20 and available at The Rolled Oat Cafe 420 Main Street Wolfville, 542-9884.