Loudon Wainwright III


Mon
31
20:00
Cork Opera House

Loudon Wainwright III

CORK OPERA HOUSE MON OCT 31st at 8pm

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT 111

This Grammy winning singer songwriter was born in North Carolina, and began playing professionally in the '60s. He was a key member of the "New Bob Dylan" scene in the late '60s, early '70s and has been charming listeners since the early 70s with his honest, anecdotal songs that are instilled with his signature wit and cheeky humour, that have made him a cult figure. He played guitar and sang in episodes of the hit TV series M*A*S*H and in 2004, he played one of the Coconut Grove singers in the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Aviator. .

In 2000, a collection of his favourite songs and new compositions were compiled in the “BBC Sessions” album, acting as a summary of his long career. A prolific recording artist, he has released over 25 studio albums. Loudon’s performance consists of him playing either just his acoustic guitar and sometimes a piano, but this bare bones style of performing allows one to focus on the cleverly, poignantly written songs, which allows the audience to form a deep connection and appreciation of his music. Wainwright’s two children, Rufus and Martha, have gone on to become major musicians in their own right, continuing Loudon’s legacy.

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