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I've been listening to his albums for 20 years and am still convinced that if you want to hear his raw talent..this is the 'album'.


Listening to this album makes me wonder why Loudon has seemingly slipped through the cracks of popular music. Sure he has a devoted following but he deserves much more recognition than he has received. His talent is evident from the first strum of his guitar on school daze. He's a fantastic and creative guitarist and an incredible wordsmith. His lyrics come from a place of real truth and it's easy to hear in his songs that his feelings are genuine. This album is over 40 years old but still remains fresh and new sounding bc the song writing is so great. I love this album. Ode to Pittsburg and glad to see you've got religion are two of the best songs he's ever recorded.


Born: September 5, 1946 in Chapel Hill, NC

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Loudon Wainwright III grew up in the town of Bedford in wealthy Westchester County north of New York City, the son of Loudon S. Wainwright, Jr., a writer and editor at Life magazine and a direct descendant of colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant. Wainwright became a folk singer/songwriter in the late '60s, singing humorous and nakedly honest autobiographical songs. Signed to Atlantic Records, he recorded Album I (1970) and Album II (1971), accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, before switching to...
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