WT: Closing Time – Old Man Luedecke (Leonard Cohen cover)

Our pals over at Herohill along with a bunch of Canadian musicians recently put together a spectacular compilation paying tribute to man extraordinaire, Leonard Cohen. Upon being asked to record a humble, scrappy version of a Cohen song that had meaning to them, the talented people, some whose names you’ll recognize and others who you won’t, produced some really special recordings. By special, I mean filled to the brim with emotion and pride.

It seems obvious that we should showcase a tune from a compilation that really pulled at our heart-strings and made the same organ burst with pride. I picked a standout track that will spark your appetite for some Cohen covers if it hasn’t already set fire. From Chester, Nova Scotia’s one and only banjo man Old Man Luedecke, here’s “Closing Time”

[audio http://mp3.herohill.com/ClosingTime.mp3|titles=Closing Time|artists=Old Man Luedecke]

Here’s a list of the tributes you’ll find in the download. For all the info and to download the whole shebang, head over to Herohill. After downloading it and enjoying the hell out of it, you may want to consider sending three dozen roses to Herohill HQ in gratitude.

The Bard of Montreal – Mark Berube
Who By Fire – Kathryn Calder
Show Me the Place – Laila Biali
Paper Thin Hotel – The Heavy Blinkers
The Partisan – Bleating Hearts
The Law – Doug Hoyer ft. Mitch Holtby on sax
Bird on a Wire – Andrew Vincent
That Don’t Make it Junk – Daniel Ledwell
If It Be Your Will – Old Believer
One of Us Can’t Be Wrong – Zachary Lucky & Carly Maicher
Last Year’s Man – Tyler Butler
Memories – The Burning Hell ft. Katie Baggs
So Long, Marianne – Foam Lake
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Ox (vocals by Ryan Bishops and mastered by A. David MacKinnon)
True Love Leaves No Traces – Extra Happy Ghost!
First We Take Manhattan – Les Jupes
So Long, Marianne – The Strumbellas
Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye – Pleasure Cruise
The Future – Weekend Dads
Avalanche – Cold Water
The Partisan – Teenage Kicks ft. Meaghan Pearce
Lady Midnight – Klarka Weinwurm
Closing Time – Old Man Luedecke
Chelsea Hotel #2 – Woodpigeon


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