Loudon Wainwright III On Mountain Stage

Set List

  • "Middle of the Night"
  • "Valley Morning"
  • "Daughter"
  • "You Can't Fail Me Now"*
  • "Needless to Say"*
  • "I Don't Think That Your Wife Likes Me"

*featuring Lucy Wainwright Roche

Loudon Wainwright III

hide captionLoudon Wainwright has appeared in several Judd Apatow comedies, including Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

Brian Blauser

Early in his career, Loudon Wainwright III was heralded as a candidate for the title of "new Dylan." Though he wasn't the only one to have the moniker bestowed upon him, Wainwright has transcended any comparisons, forging his own niche as a timely, topical songwriter who manages to update even his oldest songs with a bent for the 21st century.

In 2007, Wainwright took on a role as a gynecologist to Katherine Heigl's character in the Judd Apatow movie Knocked Up. He reiterates this newfound celebrity status in a reworked version of his classic sarcastic rant, "I Don't Think That Your Wife Likes Me" — or "IDTTYWLM," as he is wont to abbreviate it.

An extra treat: Loudon's daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche, also a guest in this edition of Mountain Stage, adds harmony to "Needless to Say" and the Wainwright/Joe Henry composition "You Can't Fail Me Now."

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