Old Man Luedecke
Opener: Shawna Caspi
Multi-Juno award winning roots singer-songwriter from the east coast, Old Man Luedecke is Friday evening’s headliner at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF).
Opener: Lyndell Montgomery with Terry Gillespie
Saskatchewan born, masterful performer, and Juno award winner Connie Kaldor is this year’s Saturday evening headliner at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF).
Ottawa, ON – December 9 2014: Old Man Luedecke, a multi-Juno award winning roots singer-songwriter from the east coast, has been announced as the Friday evening headliner at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF). The four day festival takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, at 330 Kent Street, April 23-26, 2015. Luedecke’s latest, acclaimed studio album, Tender Is The Night, is rich in metaphor, heart and instrumentation and muses on love, art and purpose. “The songs are about a variety of topics, a meditation on art and ambition is present in a lot of what I do. Art and whether there is spiritual success without worldly success, that’s at the heart of Tender Is The Night,” says Luedecke.
A founding member of the band Les Chaizes Muzikales in 1993, Paquette launched a solo career in 2002 with his first solo album, L’Homme exponentiel. His second solo album, Salut de l’arrière pays, was released in 2011 and won a number of awards.
Singer-songwriter Eric Dubeau writes songs that are rich. They are inspired variously by daily life in a village in Northern Canada, local legends heard in Croatia, the tranquility of the landscape in Patagonia or the riddle of the Sphinx.
|Opener: Sarah Bradley|
“Having a Franco-Ontarian night speaks to our mandate of cultivating community,” says Bob Nesbitt, OGF Producer.” Culturally diverse music breaks down barriers, enriching the festival experience. “Stef and Eric are talented artists and we are so pleased to have them kick start the festival.”