Loudon Wainwright III

YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 W Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706
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Performing songs from his recent Grammy nominated album High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, Loudon Wainwright III revisits the life, times & recorded legacy of legendary singer & banjo picker Charlie Poole. Known for his engaging stage persona Wainwright masterfully combines humor, wit, melancholy, anger and insight into songs which take his audiences on an emotional roller coaster. He's recorded over 20 albums, his songs have been covered by Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and most recently by son Rufus Wainwright. He's also written commentaries & topical songs for NPR, NY Times & ABC's "Nightline". " ...one of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - MOJO Magazine

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