Calling all Dublin fans -- join Loudon on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at the Liberty Hall Theatre for his return to Dublin after two long years. 

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Over a dozen artists from StorySound Records got together to record Paul Williams’ “Dangerous Business” from the Elaine May film Ishtar. The entertaining new version of “Dangerous Business” is a tribute to May’s and Williams’ comic genius, as well as a showcase for a group of brilliant musicians singing their hearts out and reveling in the joys of the enduring power of song to bring us together. 

Tickets on sale now. *Original tickets valid

Loudon continues to tour in 2022 and travel back to some of his favorite U.S. cities!

Full tour itinerary here: 2022 US Tour Dates

New 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.

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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:

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, 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, 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)

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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