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Loudon Wainwright III

Naked Soul

Friday, May 31, 2013
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

2010 Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III returns to Naked Soul after previously performing with Rosanne Cash in 2010 and selling out a solo show in 2011. “Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.” – The New York Times
Wainwright’s career as a singer and songwriter started in the late 1960s. The 70s 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.