Folk legend Loudon Wainwright III
Singer ~ Songwriter
birth name: Loudon Snowden Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

September 5, 1946, Chapel Hill, NC

One of the quintessential voices in American music. A prolific songwriter and accomplished actor, Wainwright's albums accumulate like treasures in the attic, masterfully painting personal experiences as everyday human condition with compelling wit and wry humor. ~ Red House Records: Loudon Wainwright III ~ retrieved September 4, 2013 © Red House Records

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Okay so now I'm about 20 years old and you'd think all that rebellion stuff would be out of my system. But as Belushi used to say, “Nooooo…” I had to get busted for pot. And not in a reasonable state like Vermont or Rhode Island, but Oklahoma for God's sake. In jail I was given a free haircut. Good old Dad flew in from London and bailed my ass out of jail, which of course is not a safe place for any young man's ass to remain for any length of time. Nevertheless my time in the slammer (5 days) changed my life. I had short hair and had to get a job to pay the old man back. I worked a variety of jobs - movie house janitor, boatyard barnacle scraper, and cashier-cook-dishwasher at New York's first macrobiotic restaurant, the Paradox on East 7th Street. This was also the time I started to write my own songs. Male singer-songwriters were a happening commodity back then and I was signed to Atlantic Records in 1969. The first album came out in 1970 and the career's been up and down ever since. ~ LW3.com: Loudon Wainwright III ~ retrieved September 4, 2013 © LW3.com



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