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Loudon Wainwright III

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Loudon Wainwright III.

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Loudon Wainwright III.

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Concerts

Loudon Wainwright III.

May 20, 2013 The singer-songwriter gives a unique and unexpectedly personal performance, live in West Virginia.

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Loudon Wainwright III performed on Mountain Stage.

February 22, 2011 Wainwright performs music from his Grammy-winning album on Mountain Stage.

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August 19, 2008 The singer-songwriter still manages to update even his oldest songs with a 21st-century bent.

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October 5, 2007 Hear the singer-songwriter perform a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.

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Studio Sessions

Loudon Wainwright III's new album is titled Older Than My Old Man Now.

May 15, 2012 The veteran singer plays witty and sentimental songs from his new album, Older Than My Old Man Now.

Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III recently performed a session together for World Cafe.

June 13, 2011 Hear the two folk-rock legends perform songs together as part of the 2011 Cayamo Cruise.

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Loudon Wainwright III

January 26, 2010 Wainwright pays tribute to bluegrass pioneer Charlie Poole in this session from World Cafe.

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November 13, 2007 Hear an interview and performance by the wry humorist, actor and songwriter.

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August 30, 2005 Loudon Wainwright III first rose to fame in the late 1960s as a witty and honest songwriter.

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Interviews & Profiles

Loudon Wainwright III

February 11, 2010 Wainwright pays tribute to the old-time country-music pioneer on a Grammy-winning album.

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Loudon Wainwright III with banjo

August 19, 2009 The singer/songwriter's new album pays tribute to old-time country banjo player Charlie Poole.

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Discover Songs

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February 4, 2009 The veteran songwriter has a new song about the economic times. True to form, it's not very cheery.

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April 15, 2002 Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats; the amazing world of Joe Meek; motor-boating with Vic Chesnu...

News

Loudon Wainwright III

February 11, 2010 Wainwright pays tribute to the old-time country-music pioneer on a Grammy-winning album.

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Reviews

Older Than My Old Man Now

April 16, 2012 The singer chronicles his relationship with his father on his new album, Older Than My Old Man Now.

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Loudon Wainwright III.

May 10, 2011 A new box-set career retrospective is an autobiographical look at Wainwright's years making music.

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More Stories

Loudon Wainwright III at the beach with his grandson Archangelo, the son of Martha Wainwright.

July 13, 2012 Loudon Wainwright III tells the story of his life in a song and a video, with help from family.

Songs That Make You Feel Good

August 16, 2011 Enough crying — this week's All Songs explores the bright side of how music can alter one's mood.

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High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project

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  • Album: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
  • Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
  • Label: 2nd Story Sound
  • Released: 2009
 

Older Than My Old Man Now

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  • Album: Older Than My Old Man Now
  • Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
  • Label: 2nd Story Sound
  • Released: 2012
 

Strange Weirdos

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  • Album: Strange Weirdos
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