Amazon.com Widgets
1,697 views

Loudon Wainwright III Music a Family Affair

SOURCE: Published:
Loudon Wainwright III Music a family affair for Loudon Wainwright III
Why wouldnt you write about them? he says of writing songs about family

Loudon Wainwright III latest album Recovery. “Its a play on words about recovering a song," says Wainwright. “I had been performing some of the songs, but some of them I had forgotten about and had to relearn."

Access spoke to Super Bowl musical performers including Bruce Springsteen and Faith Hill about the upcoming big day, and Hill had some kind words about Jennifer Hudson's courage.

Loudon Wainwright IIIs family is just like any other, except they write songs about their tangled relationships and then share their frustrations with their audiences.

Wainwright welcomed his son, Rufus, into the world with a jealous ditty about breast-feeding and his daughter with Pretty Little Martha at the time he was separating from their mother, Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle. Years later, his children would get back at their father in their own songs like Rufus Dinner at Eight.

Filmmaker Judd Apatow in his liner notes to Wainwrights 2007 CD Strange Weirdos says he was drawn to the songwriters music because it was both comedic and painfully truthful and asked him to do his first film score ever for Knocked Up. He also cast Wainwright as an obstetrician in the 2007 movie.

While working on the score, Wainwright became inspired to revisit songs from his first four albums, from 1970 to 1973. On his latest CD, Recovery, the 62-year-old Wainwright finds new meaning and relevance in songs written by his 20-something self.


View the original article...

comments powered by Disqus
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

News Search