"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

Booklet page available on Facebook and Twitter

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

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.

You can pre-order I'd Rather Lead A Band from: Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes

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! 

Grab a ticket HERE or on the City Winery website

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

New song from Loudon... for these difficult times.

With the Festival of Lights quickly approaching, Hanukkah is getting a much-needed musical boost. Produced by Grammy winning music supervisor Randall Poster, Hanukkah+ features new originals and standards of the Jewish holiday performed by Jack BlackHAIMThe Flaming LipsYo La TengoLoudon Wainwright IIIAdam Green of Moldy Peaches, and more. Out now on Verve Forecast, and set for a vinyl release date of December 13, this album is sure to make every Hanukkah celebration truly festive. Purchase here: https://verveforecast.lnk.to/Hanukkah

Buy / Listen: http://moseallison.lnk.to/tribute - Loudon Wainwright III’s version of “Ever Since The World Ended” on the upcoming tribute album 'If You're Going To The City' -  A star-studded homage to the much-missed singer/songwriter/musician Mose Allison. 


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