march, 2018

28mar8:00 pm- 10:00 pmLoudon Wainwright III8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Avenue

Event Details

MusicWorks presents folk singer-songwriter, Loudan Wainwright III, celebrating decades of music and his album, “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet).”

“…Wainwright is as good as he’s ever been. Almost forty years into his recording career, he has not only retained his sharpness of wit but has also learned to cut with greater skill.” — The New Yorker

Wednesday, March 28 at 8 pm
Tickets: $57/$47 (Premium/Regular Reserved); $328 (Premium Club Seating – Sold through Box Office Only)

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“From an enfant terrible, once hailed as a new Bob Dylan, to a wary but not too grumpy older man, Loudon Wainwright III, now 68, has stayed the course for well over four decades, charting his life and times with pungent light verses and biting turns of phrase. As a folk singer-songwriter, he has proved that a sharp sense of humor can make for verses more durable than earnest self-examination. You can’t whine about the aging process but you can confront it and soften it with laughter. And on the best songs in “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet),” his 23rd studio album, he faces impending decrepitude with a smile on his face, buoyed by Zoloft.” “…Mr. Wainwright’s music hasn’t changed significantly. It varies from good-timey folk to spare folk-blues. If his voice has thinned a bit, he still conveys the jovial intimacy of a born storyteller whose public self-mockery exorcises demons…” “…Most honest of all is the album’s title song, in which he describes himself as ‘a leaky supertanker’ with a ‘lot of oil to spill,’ then adds, ‘I’m feelin’ sorry for myself but if I don’t, who will?’ As long as Mr. Wainwright keeps turning out bons mots that incisive, like that, he’ll be ahead of the game.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Loudon Wainwright III, the son of esteemed Life magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright Jr., is the patriarch of one of America’s great musical families. He is the former husband of Kate McGarrigle and Suzzy Roche, and father of Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Lexie Kelly Wainwright. Not only does he perform regularly across America and in Europe, but he is a sought after actor, having appeared in many movies and TV series. There is probably no singer-songwriter who has so blatantly inserted himself into his songs, which can be laugh-out-loud funny and can also cut to the bone.

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