Ramblin' Gamblin' Luedecke gives new voice to the banjo with a little help from a kazoo & a cardboard box...
Old Man Luedecke orbits around the banjo playing of Chris Luedecke. He takes the traditional format & without actually diversifying too far from the original concepts of folk, country and bluegrass music, he does give a tangible, contempory edge to Hinterland. This is largely through the great recordings here of acoustic instruments. Almost straying into Bonnie Prince Billy territory in parts (Quiet Creek) this record also boasts instrumentals of the finest calibre, 'Salute to Gold River' and in the title track, closes the album with some kind of Jimmie Rodgers/ Papa M fusion that would have been the opening flagship number on many other artists records.