Loudon Wainwright III

October 03
Thursday
8:00 pm

Loudon’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, Movie and TV credits, and now his new autobiography, Liner Notes (2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. His 2012 recording, Older Than My Old Man Now, was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. September 2018, Loudon releases his 27th career album to-date, Years In The Making, a retrospective double CD with more than 45 tracks – live performances, demos, outtakes, unreleased songs spanning 50 years.

Loudon’s most recent project is his one-man play entitled “Surviving Twin.” A solo piece many years in the making, is what the singer-songwriter calls a “posthumous collaboration” with his writer father. Part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show. It is a hybrid theatrical form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon III, along with readings of magazine columns written by his late father, and photographs spanning four generations of the Wainwright clan. The show was developed with the help of director Joseph Haj, at UNC’s Playmakers Rep. The special premieres to Netflix November 2018 from executive producer Judd Apatow and director Christopher Guest.