Patt Morrison for May 29, 2012

Sing along with Loudon Wainwright III

25th Anniversary Summerstage Gala - "The Music Of Simon & Garfunkel"

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Loudon Wainwright performs at the 25th Anniversary Summerstage Gala "The Music Of Simon & Garfunkel" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on June 8, 2010 in New York City.

Loudon Wainwright III sprung onto the scene in the late 1960s with a song about a squashed skunk (‘Dead Skunk’), and he hasn’t stopped creating since. Witty, satirical, incisive and emotionally powerful, Wainwright’s music has fueled multiple generations, including (most recently) several Judd Apatow soundtracks.

Wainwright describes his newest album, ‘Older Than My Old Man Now,’ as a memoir, and his expansive musical family is present in every song, from guest performances by Rufus and Martha (Wainwright’s children), to heroes and peers like Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Chris Smither. One track – ‘The Days That We Die’ – even includes a recitation written by Wainwright’s father, Loudon Wainwright, Jr., the former Life magazine columnist and editor.

Wainwright III is on the road this summer, with two stops in Santa Monica. We were lucky enough to get him to agree to bring his guitar to our studio.

Guest:

Loudon Wainwright III, musician, singer and songwriter


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