Joel Plaskett is fast becoming the East Coast rock analogue of Pharrell. His Midas touch creative stamp occasionally extends past his own output, and is unmistakable on Old Man Luedecke’s latest EP, I Never Sang Before I Met You. The latter’s reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter is well known in the folk community, but rock radio? The banjo takes a bit of a back seat on Luedecke’s latest and a “JJ Cale rock and roll approach” is applied, making jocular single “Baby, We’d Be Rich” a knockout.
The new EP is the kickoff to an extensive cross-country winter tour. Details here.