Loudon Wainwright III and Tom Rush with Matt NakoaPoint Entertainment & Rising Sun Presents
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LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
“His songs tiptoe audaciously along the boundaries between slapstick and tragedy, and prove time and again that nothing is more serious than comedy.” – Adam Sweeting, The Guardian UK
Musician, songwriter, and actor Loudon Wainwright III’s latest release, Lifetime Achievement, is a reflection on his recently turning 75. Milestones aside, the truth is that Loudon has always been an observer of his own aging process, documenting it with an honesty that few songwriters are known for. The New York Times calls his legacy “rich, complicated, and often surprisingly dark”.
After thirty albums, countless concert appearances, a Grammy, many film and TV roles, and songs recorded by such artists as Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Bonnie Raitt, and his son Rufus, Loudon sounds as passionate and engaged as ever. His singular talent as our foremost six-string analyst and tragicomedian extraordinaire is not only undiminished, but hitting new heights of what NPR calls his ‘unmatched wit and wisdom’ on Lifetime Achievement.
Loudon has been covered by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, and others. He has acted in films including 28 Days, Big Fish, The Aviator, Elizabethtown, For Your Consideration, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Sleepwalk With Me. Loudon has also appeared on television shows like Parks and Recreation, Undeclared, and Ally McBeal. He was the original musician/sidekick on The David Letterman Show and had a recurring role on the award-winning series M*A*S*H. He won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for
“Loudon is one of the great national treasures most people people aren’t aware of, so for me, it’s very exciting to do something that exposes his work to a larger audience. Loudon’s work is a powerful reminder to me that I must always be honest, funny, and true to myself.” – Judd Apatow, Film Director on working with Loudon Wainwright III
Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s, the folk-rock movement of the ‘70s, and then the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom a major influence. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought national attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
Now celebrating five decades of touring, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County.
As vital and engaging as ever, Tom is still doing what audiences love him for: passionately and tenderly writing and playing in an attempt to knit together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, The Remember Song, that’s gone viral with over 7 million views.
Tom currently tours either as a solo act, or — in keeping with his life-long interest in introducing emerging artists to a wider audience —accompanied by up-and-coming Singer/Songwriter Matt Nakoa. In either format he continues to captivate sold out audiences of loyal fans.
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