Loudon returns to tour and couldn’t be more excited to travel back to some of his favorite U.S. cities!
Full tour itinerary here: 2021 US Tour Dates
New Fall tour dates added!
Special Link to watch the exclusive performance of The Great Unknown - A Tribute to George Gerdes
Loudon Wainwright III pays a musical tribute to his best friend, the singer-songwriter and actor George Gerdes, who died earlier this year. This exclusive performance features friends and admirers of Gerdes, including Suzanne Vega, Terre Roche, Steve Forbert, Wesley Stace, Dave Hill, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and more.
Link here: https://vimeo.com/529843322
Hal Willner and Loudon had a piece of this Sea Chantey thing years ago. From "Rogue's Gallery," 2006.
"Here’s a new song I wrote and recorded with Ana Egge it's called "This Time" and was released yesterday, 1/12/21, on StorySound Records it’s a protest song, “protest” in the sense of stating or asserting forcibly and was written in response to this summer’s national public demonstrations radiating from the murder of George Floyd, there’s much more I could say about it, but better to let the song speak for itself. " - Dick Connette
Listen to Loudon Wainwright III's interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air about his newest album, "I'd Rather Lead a Band."
Local station times vary, but you can catch the interview on NPR online: https://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air
Hey Gang- We just realized there was a glitch in the packaging of “I’d Rather Lead A Band “ and the page that credits the songwriters was not included in the CD booklet . I am going to burn in hell for this screwup and am doing everything in my power to sort it out but in the meanwhile here is the missing page for those of you who have bought the album already. Enjoy!-Loudon
Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired - Listen to Loudon's interview session with Judy Carmichael on NPR.
Tune in Sunday, October 25, at 8:00 PM to 8:35 PM on 90.7FM in New York, or wfuv.org, on Cavalcade with host Paul Cavalconte.
Loudon plays songs from his new album "I'd Rather Lead a Band", plus a couple of new "pop up" compositions.
Available on LW3.com, signed copies of CDs and LPs of "I'd Rather Lead A Band".
Loudon Wainwright III does an acoustic version of the song "Perfect Day" from his upcoming album, "I'd Rather Lead A Band" ( release date 10/09/20)
Preorder here: https://orcd.co/leadaband
Check out Loudon's latest interview with Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/loudon-wainwright-iii-interview-id-rather-lead-a-band-covid-1027768/
Loudon Wainwright III Partners With Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks And Randall Poster To Celebrate The Great American Songbook - I’d Rather Lead A Band Out October 6 Loudon Wainwright III has unveiled his new album, I’d Rather Lead A Band (October 9/Thirty Tigers).
A collaboration with Vince Giordano and his band The Nighthawks, and producer and music supervisor Randall Poster, the 14-song collection is a loose, fresh, and “anti-nostalgic” take on classic songs from the 1920s and ‘30s featuring Wainwright as singer and bandleader.
Rolling Stone has more on the announcement in a feature with Loudon Here.
Saturday, June 20th at 7:00pm EDT - $12
On Father's Day Eve at 7pm Eastern, join Loudon as he comes to you from an undisclosed location with quite a few of his many songs about Fatherhood; including Dilated To Meet You, Be Careful There's a Baby In the House, Bein' A Dad, Daddy Take A Nap, and much, much more!
This live version of “Middle of the Night” was recorded in Belgium at the Dranouter Festival on July 31, 2014. The song originally appeared on my 2010 CD, 10 Songs For The New Depression. What with The Great Recession of 2008 things seemed pretty tough back then and my plan was to offer musical solace to a nation while cashing in on the hard times - win, win you might say. After Donald Trump was elected I found myself finishing my shows with “Middle of the Night.” Again I had a dual purpose - to acknowledge the scary weirdness of the time, yet also hold out some hope that we’d get through it somehow. Now it’s the spring of 2020 and things couldn’t possibly be scarier and we don’t know when, how, or even if it all will end. At this point offering solace and hope regarding COVID-19 might seem like whistling in the dark but, as the saying goes, it’s all I’ve got. - LW3