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.
Loudon Wainwright III, musician, singer and songwriter