Posted on June 8, 2023


John and Sheila Ludgate are pleased to announce the release of their new CD “The Kitchen Sessions”.

“We call this recording the The Kitchen Sessions,” explains veteran songwriter John Ludgate. “All 12 tracks were recorded in our kitchen, (well actually, one was on the back patio – all the rest were in the kitchen), using just a basic multi-track recorder – so it’s not a studio produced CD with all the bells and whistles … just us in our kitchen playing our songs. Much of it is a ‘family affair’ as we are joined on many of the songs by our sons – Luke, Anthony and Shane Ludgate - who have played with us on three of our previous studio albums".

John Ludgate has been playing in clubs and pubs, coffee houses, and music festivals for the past 30 years. He has won numerous awards and Canadian FACTOR grants for his songwriting and has received radio airplay across Canada and the USA.

Over the last fifteen years he has been joined by his wife Sheila on bass and harmony vocals. Together they have been performing as a duo across southern Ontario and into Quebec and the USA - playing regularly at many locations for an extended period of time.

Audiences enjoy the strong rhythms, harmony vocals and original song writing that the duo creates.

“AirPlay Direct continues to be THE discovery place for roots music. Even major figures like Janis Ian or Jackson Browne get strong responses there organically and even more when promoted by APD. I have maintained my folk and bluegrass radio database since August 1984, but promotions on the service consistently lead to new broadcaster contacts.

AirPlay Direct provides a vital resource to roots music worldwide. I am surprised by how many programmers discover the new releases I provide via APD relative to the several channels I routinely use.”  ~ Art Menius, Art Menius Radio

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