Loudon Wainwright III

From18 January 2019to 18 May 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

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Folk singer-songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III (born September 5th, 1948)has been charming listeners since the early 70s with his honest, anecdotal songs that are instilled with his signature wit and cheeky humour, that have made him a cult figure.

Wainwright grew up in Westchester County, an area north of New York City, US. Throughout his youth, he developed his talent and love of guitar, beginning to write and perform his own brand of folk-based novelty songs in the late 60s. He signed to Atlantic Records at the turn of the decade, releasing his debut, “Album I” (1970), followed by “Album II” (1971), although he quickly switched to Columbia Records for his third album, you guessed it, “Album III,” in 1972. Wainwright scored a hit with “Dead Skunk,” which broke into the top 40. However, he was unable to continue this commercial success with his next two albums, “Attempted Mustache” (1973) and “Unrequited” (1975).

Wainwright continued to release albums on various labels throughout the 70s and 80s, developing a strong cult following but failing to break into mainstream chart success, although he did manage to find fans across the US and in the UK. In 2000, a collection of his favourite songs and new compositions were compiled in the “BBC Sessions” album, acting as a summary of his long career. As a prolific recording artist, he went on to release a total of 26 studio albums by 2014. In 2011, Shout! Factory released a five-disc box set, “40 Odd Years,” which included an hour long documentary, offering a full retrospective of Wainwright’s career.

Wainwright’s two children, Rufus and Martha, have gone on to become musicians in their own right, continuing Loudon’s legacy. They also appeared on the 2012 album, “Older Than My Old Man Now,” which featured 15 tracks that were helped into creation by Loudon’s four children and two of his three wives, as a tribute to Loudon’s career.

Friday 18 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA, US

 

Saturday 19 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA, US

 

Sunday 20 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley, CA, US

 

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Sofia Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA, US

 

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Lincoln Theatre Center, Mt. Vernon, WA, US

 

Thursday 24 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

St. James Hall, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Friday 25 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Arden Theatre, St. Albert, AB, Canada

 

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

with Karan Casey

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK

 

Saturday 02 February 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

with Susan Werner

The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA, US

 

Sunday 24 February 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

with Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche

Merchant Hall, Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason University, Manassas, VA, US

 

Thursday 28 February 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

The Kent Stage, Kent, OH, US

 

Friday 01 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI, US

 

Saturday 02 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH, US

 

Friday 15 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Sony Hall, New York, NY, US

 

Saturday 16 March 2019

CANCELED

Loudon Wainwright III

Sony Hall, New York, NY, US

 

Friday 22 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Main Stage, Auburn Public Theater, Auburn, NY, US

 

Saturday 23 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA, US

 

Thursday 28 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

with Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche

Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, RI, US

 

Friday 29 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

with Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche

Chandler Center For The Arts, Randolph, VT, US

 

Saturday 30 March 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY, US

 

Thursday 16 May 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

with Frank Turner, Against Me!, and 2 others

House of Blues – Boston, Boston, MA, US

 

Saturday 18 May 2019

Loudon Wainwright III

Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA, US

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