Loudon Wainwright III, whose long and illustrious career includes more than two dozen album releases, movie and television credits, and now a new autobiography, “Liner Notes” will perform live on the museum grounds. Wainwright, who played Captain Calvin Spalding, “the singing surgeon” on the long-running hit T.V. series “M*A*S*H,” is perhaps best know for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road).”
His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright and Mose Allison among others. He has collaborated with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie “Knocked Up,” written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel “Lucky You,” composed topical songs for NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” and ABC’s “Nightline,” and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
His film credits include films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe and Judd Apatow. Loudon’s most recent project is his one-man play entitled “Surviving Twin.” A solo piece many years in the making, “Surviving Twin” is part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show, and what Loudon calls a “posthumous collaboration” with his writer father.
Loudon will perform some of his classic songs including tunes from his 2010 Grammy-winning album “High Wide & Handsome,” ‘Older Than My Old Man Now” (2012), named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year, and from his 26th career release-to-date, “Haven’t Got the Blues (yet). “
Advance discount tickets are no longer available. Weather permitting, additional tickets will be available at the gate. Please check back at this website or call the museum at (631) 751-0066 the day of the show to confirm ticket availability. If you have already purchased tickets, or plan to buy tickets if they are available on Thursday, please bring blankets or chairs for seating; picnics/coolers welcome. The concert is being held rain or shine. In case of rain, indoor space is available.*
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