Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. Loudon wrote his first song in 1968, “Edgar”, about a Watch Hill RI lobsterman, and was soon signed to Atlantic Records by Nesuhi Ertegun. Several years later, Clive Davis lured him to Columbia Records, where 1972’s “Album III” yielded the top 20 hit “Dead Skunk”. His recording career spans a total of 23 albums, including 2009’s Grammy-winning “High Wide & Handsome”, a musical tribute to Charlie Poole (1893-1931); the legendary yet obscure NC singer and banjo player. Wainwright has collaborated with songwriter /producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie “Knocked Up”, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel “Lucky You”, and composed topical songs for NPR’s “Morning Edition“ and “All Things Considered” and ABC’s “Nightline”. Loudon Wainwright songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison.

Title Album Genre Tools
Life Is Not a Picnic Folk
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Folk
Instruments:
Banjo
Keywords:
Dark, Funny, Ominous, Quirky, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
99
Release Year:
Track ID:
86284
Main Mix 2:36 160k MP3
Take Me Back