Loudon Wainwright IIIA prolific singer and songwriter who infuses his songs with emotion and personal experience
Grammy Winning Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by more than two dozen album releases. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Big Star, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and his son Rufus Wainwright. He has many TV and film acting credits including M*A*S*H, Ally McBeal, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and had a stint in Broadway’s Pump Boys & Dinettes. Wainwright has also written for Ted Koppel's Nightline, NPR’s Morning Edition, and was Letterman’s original musician sidekick.
"...One of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - MOJO
“...Wainwright is as good as he’s ever been. Almost forty years into his recording career, he has not only retained his sharpness of wit but has also learned to cut with greater skill.” - BEN GREENMAN, THE NEW YORKER
"Far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who...brought confessional poetry into popular song...Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation." - NEW YORK TIMES