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Singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III

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Singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III

Singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III

Singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. He has a new CD, Last Man on Earth and a new role on the hit FOX TV series, Undeclared. He plays a dysfunctional father on the show. Loudon Wainwright III grew up in the town of Bedford in wealthy Westchester County north of New York City. He became a folk singer/songwriter in the late '60s, singing humorous and autobiographical songs. In 1972, on his Album III he scored the top-40 hit "Dead Skunk." Many of his songs have been featured on NPR Morning Edition. And many of his songs have been recorded by others including Kate (his ex-wife) and Anna McGarrigle.