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Loudon Wainwright III

Naked Soul

Friday, April 8, 2011
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

2010 Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III returns to Naked Soul after previously performing with Rosanne Cash (pictured). Loudon became a folk singer/songwriter in the late ’60s, singing humorous and nakedly honest autobiographical songs. Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.” – New York Times, Stephen Holden
Wainwright’s career as a singer and songwriter started in the late 1960’s. The 70’s saw albums such as Attempted Mustache (1973) and Unrequited (1975), and the hit novelty song “Dead Skunk”. After a move to London in 1985 he released the Grammy-nominated I’m Alright (1985) and More Love Songs (1986) both produced by British singer/guitarist Richard Thompson. Therapy (1989), History (1992) and Career Moves (1993) were produced in the U.S. Grown Man, his 15th album, was released in 1995, followed by Little Ship. He composed topical, humorous songs for National Public Radio as well as for Ted Koppel’s Nightline on ABC. A quick succession of albums followed this decade: The Last Man on Earth (2001), the live album So Damn Happy (2003), Here Come the Choppers (2005), Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up (2007), and Recovery (2008). In addition to music, he has maintained an active career as an actor, appearing in Pump Boys & Dinettes, the M*A*S*H and Undeclared TV series, and in films including Elizabethtown, The Forty Year Old Virgin, and For Your Consideration.