Loudon Wainwright III
Groton Hill Music Center [Groton]
|Date:||October 6, 2023|
|Location:||Groton Hill Music Center|
|Address:||122 Ayer Road Groton|
An intimate evening with an American folk legend!
“Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who…brought confessional poetry into popular song…. (he) wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.” – New York Times, Stephen Holden
Loudon Wainwright III is an accomplished American singer-songwriter, folk musician, and actor. Well-known for his poetic lyrics, distinct voice, and masterful guitar playing, his witty and insightful songwriting style often delves into personal experiences, relationships, and social observations. Wainwright came to fame when his song “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the Summer of Love in San Francisco, and wrote his first song in 1968 (“Edgar,” about a lobsterman in Rhode Island). His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. Wainwright has recorded 27 albums, including his 2009 Grammy-winning High Wide & Handsome.