Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Portrait Illustration: Loudon Wainwright III (Musician/Songwriter)

Loudon Wainwright III, 2012. By Travis Simpkins

     For over four decades now, Loudon Wainwright III has been writing and performing songs that, although they are quirky and quite different than usual Folk tunes, are definitely part of a bigger picture and tradition. The whole Wainwright Family has ties and some involvement in the music business. Over the past ten years or so Loudon's son, Rufus Wainwright, has been receiving a lot of acclaim. His daughter, Martha, is very talented as well. Despite differences in style, choices and direction, they all manage to stick together and support one another... an admirable thing. Loudon may be getting on in years, but he just released a new album, and his stuff is still edgy, still fun, still current.

Loudon Wainwright III- "The Picture"

The Wainwright Family

Loudon Wainwright III and Rufus Wainwright- "One Man Guy"

Loudon Wainwright III- "A Father and a Son"

Father and Son: Rufus Wainwright and Loudon Wainwright III

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