10 Grammy Nominations for Rosebud Artists!
We're thrilled to announce that Rosebud Artists received 10 Grammy nominations for this year's awards taking place on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles. Artists honored with nominations include Loudon Wainwright III for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (Best Traditional Folk Album). Please see the full entry >>
Rosebud has been fortunate in that generally our artists score between 4 and 6 Grammy nominations every year but 10 is definitely a new record and we are Thrilled, especially considering the fact that Rosebud artists only released 14 eligible CDs this past year. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Loudon Wainwright III On NPR's Fresh Air, Rolling Stone review
Loudon Wainwright III was featured on the August 19, 2009 episode of Fresh Air on NPR, archived here. The episode focuses on his recently released CD, High Wide and Handsome - The Charlie Poole Project. The disc is also reviewed in the August 26, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone. The review states that the new CD "unifies the two sides of Loudon Wainwright: sentimental wiseass folkie and tragicomic character actor." Read the full review here. The new CD will be showcased in a special performance on September 15, 2009 at the Highline Ballroom in NYC featuring Loudon and many of the album's special guests. You can read more about Loudon in a cover story in the November/December Dirty Linen magazine and catch him live in his own concerts and on the Loud & Rich Tour with Richard Thompson this fall, please see Tour Dates >>
Loudon Wainwright III Featured In Disney's G-Force 3D
Loudon Wainwright III is the voice of Grandpa Goodman in the new Disney film, G-Force 3D, in theatres July 24, 2009. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the animated movie revolves around a specially trained squad of guinea pigs dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world. It also stars the voices of Nicholas Cage, Penelope Cruz, Tracy Morgan, Jon Favreau, Steve Buscemi and Zach Galifianakis. The project adds to Loudon's past film credits including roles in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin; Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown; Tim Burton's Big Fish; Jacknife alongside Robert De Niro and Ed Harris; Neil Simon's The Slugger's Wife and a recurring role on M*A*S*H. Loudon Wainwright III's new CD, High Wide & Handsome - The Charlie Poole Project will be released on August 18, 2009 and the project will be showcased in a special performance on September 15, 2009 at the Highline Ballroom in NYC featuring Loudon and many of the album's special guests.
Loudon Wainwright III's High Wide & Handsome - The Charlie Poole Project - Out August 18, 2009
Loudon Wainwright III's High Wide & Handsome - The Charlie Poole Project will be released on August 18, 2009. Produced by Dick Connette, the double CD revisits the life, times, and recorded legacy of legendary singer and banjo picker, Charlie Poole (1892-1931). Poole was a bootlegger, banjo picker, amateur baseball player, drinker, rambler, gambler, and textile mill worker - and one of the most popular musicians of his day, recording over 110 tracks. Connette and Loudon wrote new songs inspired by the life and times of the country music pioneer in addition to recording new renditions of classic songs previously recorded by Poole. Guests on the album include Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Maggie, Terre and Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright, David Mansfield, Chaim Tannenbaum, Erik Friedlander, Chris Thile and many more. For more information on the project, please visit TheCharliePooleProject.com. The project will be showcased in a special performance on September 15, 2009 at the Highline Ballroom in NYC featuring Loudon and many of the album's special guests.
Loudon Wainwright III Guests On Late Show with David Letterman December 10th
Loudon Wainwright III will be the featured performer on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, December 10th. Loudon is currently touring extensively in support of his acclaimed new Joe Henry produced CD, Recovery. The CD finds him giving full band treatment to previously sparse acoustic recordings from early in his career. The first class band on the CD includes Greg Leisz, Patrick Warren, David Piltch and Jay Bellerose. In addition, Bill Frisell makes a guest appearance on two songs.
Loudon Wainwright III On Conan O'Brien September 17th
Loudon Wainwright III will be featured on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. While Loudon has appeared on the show a number of times in the past, this appearance precedes international touring in support of his new CD, Recovery. On Recovery, Loudon revisits his own classic early material, giving full band treatment (including the CD's producer Joe Henry on one track and Bill Frisell on two others) to previously solo acoustic songs. The result has met with universal acclaim as did his recent LA showcase of the project featuring guests Joe Henry and son Levon, as well as Loudon's daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche, Van Dyke Parks, and most of the band from the CD.
Loudon will be touring extensively this fall - please see tour dates>>
Loudon Wainwright III Music In New UK Play / Mountain Stage Feature
Loudon Wainwright III has written original music featured in the stage adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's novel, "Lucky You," which premiered August 2 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show is directed by Matthew Francis and will be playing at the Oxford Playhouse in England September 1-6. For details, please visit seeluckyyou.com >>
Loudon was also recently featured on NPR's Mountain Stage including duets with daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche on two songs. Listen to the show here >>
Loudon is touring extensively in the wake of acclaim for his new CD, Recovery. Rolling Stone stated "Wainwright's voice sounds better than ever, adding the weight of history to songs that were poignant to begin with". Please see tour dates >>
Loudon Wainwright IIIs Recovery In Stores August 19
Loudon Wainwright IIIs new CD, Recovery, comes out August 19, 2008. The new Yep Roc CD finds Loudon revisiting some of his earliest work and teaming up once again with acclaimed producer, Joe Henry. Henry was a major catalyst in making the project happen, encouraging Loudon to pursue the concept while collaborating on the soundtrack to the blockbuster film, Knocked Up. Henry and Wainwright re-recorded 13 tracks from Loudons first four albums with the help of musical heavyweights Greg Leisz, Patrick Warren, David Piltch and Jay Bellerose, altering the tenor of the tunes and bringing forth a whole new power and depth to the material originally recorded over 35 years ago. The result is a fascinating collection of timeless songs that showcase a musical sophistication Wainwright has gained over nearly four decades of recording. Loudon Wainwright III is touring extensively throughout the U.S. this year...see tour dates >>
Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples And More Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll
Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples scored spots in the top 35 of Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" for LaVettes Scene Of The Crime and Staples We'll Never Turn Back. The annual poll combines ballots from 577 critics Top 10 lists to acknowledge the best albums of 2007. Additional Rosebud artists whose CDs were honored were Bill Frisell (for his work with Floratone and with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano) Loudon Wainwright III, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ruthie Foster, Pieta Brown, Ann Savoy and the late Muddy Waters. Compilations that featured Rosebud artists were Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars), Goin Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Allen Toussaint, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Marcia Ball) and Song Of America (The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye LaVette).
See the full list of albums at: Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" >>
Loudon Wainwright III Caps Off A Memorable Year With Performance at WFUV's Holiday Benefit
Tomorrow (December 13), Loudon Wainwright III will perform at WFUV 90.7s "Holiday Cheer for Fuv" fundraising benefit, along with Madeleine Peyroux and Suzanne Vega in New York City. This appearance closes out a very successful year for Loudon, which includes Amazon.com declaring Loudons Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the film Knocked Up the fifth Best Soundtrack of the year and Rolling Stone naming Knocked Up as the #4 DVD of 2007. Wainwright also had standout performances on NPR's "World Café" program on November 13th and at his November 9th concert in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre. Joe Henry shared the bill with Loudon for the night filled with very special guests, including Seth Rogan (star of Knocked Up) as emcee with Christopher Guest (Spinal Tap, Best In Show) and Judd Apatow (director of Knocked Up, 40-Year-Old Virgin) coming out to share the evening. Wainwright appeared in both Knocked Up and 40-Year-Old Virgin and provided the music for the Knocked Up soundtrack.
Rosebud Artists Honored on Amazon's Best Music of 2007"
Amazon.com has released their annual picks for Best Music of the Year and Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples, John Hammond, Loudon Wainwright III and Bill Frisell are among those honored. Bettye LaVette's The Scene of the Crime was recognized as the #2 CD of the year in the R&B category, while Mavis Staples' We'll Never Turn Back (produced by Ry Cooder) was selected as the #5 CD of the year in the Gospel category. Mavis also makes an appearance with her family The Staple Singers on the #3 R&B CD of the Year The Stax 50th Anniversary Collection, which also features songs by Rosebud artist Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & the MG's). Loudon Wainwright III's Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up was named the fifth Best Soundtrack of the year. And John Hammond's Push Comes To Shove and Richard Thompson's Sweet Warrior (Rosebud is booking Richard's 1000 Years Of Popular Music tour) made the Top Ten lists in the Blues and Folk categories, respectively. Bill Frisell's studio project Floratone (featuring Lee Townsend, Matt Chamberlain and Tucker Martine) was named the #5 Jazz CD of the year.
Loudon Wainwright III On Late Night With Conan OBrien Tuesday, May 22
Loudon Wainwright III will return to Late Night with Conan OBrien Tuesday, May 22, the same day his new album hits stores. The show will also feature actress/author/comedian Amy Sedaris. Wainwright will perform material from his new Concord CD, Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up. The album is a companion piece to the highly anticipated new film from Judd Apatow, director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and a longtime Wainwright fan. Apatow was the creative force behind Undeclared, the weekly series in which Wainwright had a recurring role. Wainwright also appeared in Apatows 40 Year Old Virgin.
Loudon Wainwright IIIs, Strange Weirdos, Out May 22, 2007
Loudon Wainwright III will release his new CD, Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up, May 22. Director Judd Apatow, a longtime fan, asked the singer/songwriter to provide musical accompaniment for Knocked Up after the two worked together on Apatows previous film, The 40-Year-Old Virgin as well as on the popular sitcom, Undeclared, in which Loudon had a recurring role. The disc was produced by Joe Henry, who described the result as the "best Loudon Wainwright album in 15 years." The album features a dozen originals penned by Wainwright and Henry as well as covers of songs by Mose Allison and Peter Blegvad. Guest musicians include fellow Rosebud artist Richard Thompson and Brian Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks. Apatow cited Wainwright as an influence on his own work, saying, "Hes encouraged me to go as far as I can in telling the truth in my writing and I hope to expose his work to an uninitiated audience." Already garnering pre-release raves, Knocked Up stars Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl and will hit theatres in June.
Loudon Wainwright III and Bill Frisell Featured on All Star "Rogue's Gallery"
Loudon Wainwright III and Bill Frisell are both featured on Anti Record's two-CD release, "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys." The project, inspired by actor Johnny Depp and film director Gore Verbinski and produced by Hal Willner, is a collection of songs from this lost genre. Loudon contributes his version of the songs "Turkish Revelry" and "Good Ship Venus" while Bill Frisell reinterprets "Spanish Ladies" for the collection. Other artist featured on the album include Bono, Sting, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams and actor John C. Reilly.
Rosebud Artists Featured on Amazon.com's Best of the Decade (So Far) List
Amazon.com music editors have released their picks for the best releases of the decade (so far) and the list features Rosebud artists The Blind Boys of Alabama, Loudon Wainwright III and John Hammond. The Blind Boys were recognized in both the Popular Music and Christian/Gospel categories for their 2001 release Spirit Of the Century and 2002's Higher Ground, respectively. Loudon Wainwright III's Last Man on Earth (2001) was also recognized in the Popular Music category while John Hammond's collection of Tom Waits songs Wicked Grin (2001) was recognized as one of the best in the Blues Category. In the meantime, Charlie Musselwhite's Delta Hardware has been named one of the best blues CDs of 2006...so far. Be sure to catch live dates with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Loudon Wainwright III, John Hammond and Charlie Musselwhite throughout the year. ...see Rosebud Artists' Tour Dates >>
Loudon Wainwright Triple-Encore on XM Radio's Loft
Loudon Wainwright will be featured on XM Radio's, The Loft, with the re-broadcast of three of his in-studio Loft Sessions. The three shows, will re-air in succession on XM's popular Loft channel the week of February 20, 2006 on Monday at 12 noon & 9 pm, Thursday at 3 pm & 9 pm, and on Saturday at 6 pm, all times Eastern. This comes close on the heels of two BBC TV specials on Loudon which aired back-to-back in late 2005. Watch for upcoming tour dates and more news on Loudon coming soon.
Loudon Wainwright III Specials On BBC Television, Appears in 40 Year Old Virgin
Loudon Wainwright III is the focus of two separate specials on BBC Television (BBC Four) on Friday September 23. The first one hour special, 'Loudon Wainwright - One Man Guy', is taken from a concert which was specially recorded for the BBC in London on May 2nd this year. Directly following 'One Man Guy' is 'Loudon Wainwright III at the BBC' a 60 minute collection of his appearances on BBC TV over the past 30 years. In the meantime, Loudon is featured in the finale of the hit film, 40 Year Old Virgin. Watch for Loudon on the big screen again in October in Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown with Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon.
Loudon Wainwright featured in upcoming Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown
Loudon Wainwright III is featured in the upcoming film Elizabethtown, written and directed by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire). Starring Orlando Bloom, Kristen Dunst, and Susan Sarandon, the romantic comedy is due for release in October 2005. This marks the latest in a string of recent appearances by Loudon on the big screen, including Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, and Tim Burton's Big Fish. Loudon continues to perform live between acting engagements see Tour Dates.
Loudon Wainwright III On Conan OBrien July 13
Loudon Wainwright III returns to perform on Late Night with Conan OBrien on Wednesday July 13. Loudon has been touring extensively in the US and Europe in support of his new Sovereign Records CD, Here Come The Choppers. Loudon was recently seen as a singer in Martin Scorseses The Aviator. He also played the role of a mayor in Tim Burtons The Big Fish and he will be featured in Cameron Crowes upcoming film, Elizabethtown, with Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, and Alec Baldwin.
Loudon Wainwright III in Martin Scorsese's, "The Aviator"
Loudon Wainwright III appears in "The Aviator" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. The film will be released to select theatres December 17 and nationwide on Christmas. Loudon appears in the film as an entertainer at the Coconut Grove as do his children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, each in different decades. Loudon recently appeared in "Big Fish" directed by Tim Burton and has also just finished filming a role for an upcoming film by Cameron Crowe. Look for Loudon's upcoming CD, Here Come The Choppers!, to be released by Sovereign Artists in April.
Loudon Wainwright III's Cool Life
Loudon Wainwright III gave a talk at the Literary Festival at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio this past year. His lecture, received with great enthusiasm by a packed hall, concerned the craft of songwriting and was entitled "My Cool Life: The Singer-Songwriter as Autobiographer."
Loudon Wainwright III on Acoustic Café the Week of December 1
Loudon Wainwright III appears on the nationally syndicated radio program Acoustic Café the week of December 1, which can also be accessed online for a period of 8-10 weeks. The radio program is an international showcase for new acoustic music featuring some of the best singer-songwriters in the business each week. Loudon Wainwright III is an actor, acclaimed singer-songwriter, and one of the most frequent guests on Acoustic Café. His latest live CD is entitled "So Damn Happy" and he appears in an acting role in the Tim Burton film, "Big Fish", coming to theatres soon.
Loudon Wainwright III on WFUV and ABC Nightline, New York Family Reunion
Loudon Wainwright III will guest on Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight show on WFUV in New York on Saturday September 20. Loudon, a regular visitor to the show over the years, is currently touring to promote his new live CD, "So Damn Happy". One of the songs on the new CD, "Something For Nothing" has attracted a great deal of attention recently as it focuses on the issue of downloading and sharing music files. Loudon will be featured discussing the issue and performing the song live on ABC Nightline (exact air date TBA). The interview and performance were taped at The Bottom Line in New York on September 17 where Loudon was joined on stage by Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Suzzy and Lucy Roche, David Mansfield and Teddy Thompson for an incredible night of music.
Loudon Wainwright III LA Shows Change Due To Film Role
Loudon Wainwright III shows scheduled for September 3 & 4 at Largo in Los Angeles have been postponed. Loudon had a late call to participate in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, The Aviator, this week in Montreal and needed to re-schedule the shows. One of the shows has been re-scheduled for Saturday September 6 with doors at 8:30 pm - show at 9:15, Loudon is scheduled to start at 9:50. Please check with Largo if you had reservations for either of these shows and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Loudon Wainwright III's "So Damn Happy" in stores August 19
Loudon Wainwright III's new live CD "So Damn Happy" will be released August 19 on Sanctuary Records. The 17 song CD was recorded live in front of enthusiastic audiences at Largo in Los Angeles and at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma and features 5 new songs! Special guests on the record include Richard Thompson, Van Dyke Parks, David Mansfield, and Martha Wainwright.
Loudon Wainwright III Teams Up With Van Dyke Parks and Bill Frisell in Germany
Loudon Wainwright III will perform alongside singer/songwriter legend Van Dyke Parks and jazz guitarist icon Bill Frisell on two exclusive dates in Germany on July 11 and July 13 . The concerts take place at the German Ruhr Triennale arts festival in a historic industrial hall near Duisburg as features of the series Century of Song. Loudon will perform his own material in new arrangements as well as some of his favorite songs by other songwriters. Bill Frisells band includes famous steel guitarist Greg Leisz. Watch for Loudon's new live CD, So Damn Happy, to be released August 19.
Loudon Wainwright III in Tim Burtons upcoming film, "Big Fish" and More
Loudon Wainwright III has an acting role in the new Tim Burton movie, "Big Fish". The film is currently in production and stars Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange, Danny DeVito and Steve Buscemi, among others. Filming will continue into the summer with no word yet on a release date. Loudon has also been seen on the small screen recently with a recent guest appearance on Fox TV's "Grounded For Life" and has also been cast playing a TV Dad in a new pilot called "Dicks" for the WB network. Look for a new live album from Loudon in September and see him on tour throughout 2003 between acting commitments see tour dates.
Loudon Wainwright III On Grounded For Life
Loudon Wainwright will make an appearance on an upcoming episode of Fox TVs Grounded For Life. Loudons acting credits continue to grow as he adds Grounded for Life to last years Ally Mc Beal appearance (where, in addition to his acting role he sang 3 songs) and his regular appearances on Fox's Undeclared. Loudon previously appeared in Sandra Bullocks film 28 Days as well as acting credits dating back to 3 appearances on MASH. In the meantime, he continues to do a limited number of live shows through the Fall and Winter.
Rosebuds Booker T. & The MGs, Mavis Staples, and Loudon Wainwright III featured in Vanity Fair Music Issue
Booker T & The MGs and Mavis Staples are featured in a 2 page spread on Stax Records in the November Music issue of Vanity Fair magazine. International events highlighted for November include Loudon Wainwrights November 30 performance in Skokie, IL.
Loudon Wainwright III Featured in Fox TV's Grounded For Life
Loudon Wainwright III's appearance on the the legendary John Peel's radio show will be aired on July 16, at 10:00 PM, London time (5:00 PM Eastern Daylight time in the US). Tune in BBC Radio 1 or check the John Peel show at BBCi for internet broadcast.
Loudon Wainwright III on John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1, July 16
Loudon Wainwright III's appearance on the the legendary John Peel's radio show will be aired on July 16, at 10:00 PM, London time (5:00 PM Eastern Daylight time in the US). Tune in BBC Radio 1 or check the John Peel show at BBCi for internet broadcast. ...more updates >>
Loudon Wainwright III On PBS Life 360 June 13
Loudon Wainwright III will perform No Sure Way On PBS Life 360 on June 13. Loudon wrote the song following the attacks on September 11 and the song has become a moving part of his live show. Loudon appeared recently on Life 360 performing White Winos from his current CD, Last man On Earth.
Loudon Wainwright III on CBS Sun Morning April 7, Guesting on Ally McBeal April 15, Loudon's "No Sure Way" on Village Voice Benefit CD and PBS' Life 360
Loudon Wainwright III will be featured, along with Leonard Cohen, on a special segment of CBS Sunday Morning on April 7. Check local schedules for exact air time. Loudon will also be featured as a guest; acting and singing, on Ally McBeal on April 15. Watch for Loudon to return later this Spring on PBS' Life 360 performing his 9/11 inspired song, "No Sure Way", which is also featured on the new Village Voice sponsored benefit CD, Love Songs For New York.
Loudon Wainwright III Hosts / Wins at AFIM Awards Event
Loudon Wainwright III had the audience laughing throughout the show as he hosted the national AFIM (Association For Independent Music) Awards in San Francisco March 11. Loudon hosted a portion of the show last year and was such a hit he was asked to return to host the entire event this year. In addition to raves for his performance as host, he took home the award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for his Last Man On Earth CD.
Loudon Wainwright III On Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn January 14 & More
Watch for Loudon Wainwright III on the Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn on Monday January 14. Loudon will be performing "Living Alone" from his current CD, Last Man On Earth. Watch for a feature segment on Loudon and Leonard Cohen later this month on CBS News Sunday Morning. Conan O'Brien will also re-run their show with Loudon as guest on February 25. And on March 3 Bravo will air Broadway's Best with Loudon featured performing two songs amidst an all star cast.
Loudon Wainwright III and John Hammond on Grammy Nominated Washington Square Memoirs
Loudon Wainwright III and John Hammond are both featured on the Grammy Nominated Washington Square Memoirs Box Set in the Best Historical Album Category. John Hammond is featured performing "Drop Down Mama". Loudon Wainwright III is featured performing his original song, "School Days".
Loudon Wainwright III Covers The Networks - CBS, Fox, Bravo, PBS, BBC as well as the cover of Dirty Linen
Loudon Wainwright III has coverage coming up on a variety of network shows. Loudon's featured role in the Fox / Dreamworks sitcom, Undeclared, continues with 4 more episodes featuring Loudon yet to be aired - and they're now filming another series of shows. In the meantime, Loudon is featured, along with Leonard Cohen, on a piece on CBS News Sunday Morning airing in January. He also appears on Broadway's Best, along with Jill Scott, Shawn Colvin and others airing on Bravo in February. He'll also appear in January on PBS' Life 360 performing his songs, "No Sure Way" and "White Winos". "White Winos" was just nominated in the BBC Folk Awards for Best Orginal Song. Also watch for a full page 4 star review in Maxim's Blender and a cover story on Loudon coming in Dirty Linen in January.
Loudon Wainwright Joins Elton and son Rufus at AIDs benefit
Loudon Wainwright III joined son Rufus and Elton John onstage at the Universal Amphitheatre December 12 as part of a benefit for the Elton John AIDs Foundation. The three performed Loudon's song, "One Man Guy" which Rufus also recorded on his new release, Poses. Other performers on the show included Sting, Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, LeAnn Rimes, Matchbox Twenty and others.
John Hammond's Wicked Grin named #1 Blues CD on Amazon, Loudon Wainwright III's Last Man On Earth named #2 Folk CD
Amazon named their picks for best CDs of 2001 and John Hammond's Wicked Grin was named #1 Blues CD. Loudon Wainwright III's Last Man On Earth was named #2 Folk CD behind only Bob Dylan and directly ahead of John Hammond's Wicked Grin. As mentioned in a previous news item Loudon scored #13, John Hammond #14, and The Blind Boys of Alabama's Spirit of The Century #73 on Amazon's overall list of the best CDs of the year.
Amazon Names Rosebud Artists Loudon Wainwright III, John Hammond and The Blind Boys of Alabama's Releases Among Year's Best CDs
Amazon.com just released their top 100 CDs of 2001 and Loudon Wainwright III's Last Man On Earth was named #13, followed by John Hammond's Wicked Grin at #14, and The Blind Boys of Alabama's Spirit of the Century at #73. All three artists continue to tour heavily behind the new releases.
Loudon Wainwright III, The Last Man On Earth, Scores On Conan, Fox's Undeclared, 28 Days, Radio, Press
Loudon Wainwright III's profile is due for a significant boost in coming weeks with media attention focusing on his new CD, The Last Man On Earth, and his acting role in Undeclared drawing attention across all media formats. Upcoming for Loudon are the following: October 9 - Good Day New York TV appearance in the morning and another episode of Undeclared airing on Fox the same evening, an appearance on Conan O'Brien on October 10 (this time Loudon appears on the couch, not as a musical guest), Entertainment Weekly is running a multi- page feature on Loudon that hits stands October 12, the following day a feature runs in the Sunday New York Times, and the following Saturday, October 19, a Q and A feature on Loudon in People Magazine hits the stands. He is also featured performing on radio on the following syndicated programs; E Town - Air date October 3, World Cafe - Air date October 16, Mountain Stage - Air date - October 19. In the meantime, Loudon continues to get visibility in the Sandra Bullock film, 28 Days, which is playing on HBO. Watch for Loudon on tour - see Tour Dates.
Undeclared Debut, featuring Loudon Wainwright III Postponed to Sept 25
The new Fox / Dreamworks TV sitcom, Undeclared, which will feature Loudon Wainwright III in a recurring role has postponed it's premier to September 25 in the wake of the tragedies in the US.
Loudon Wainwright III Is Rolling Stone's Hot Dad
Loudon Wainwright III was chosen in Rolling Stone's "Hot" issue (August 30, 2001) as "Hot Dad" for his role in the upcoming Fox/Dreamworks TV sitcom, Undeclared as well as his real life role as a father of four. Undeclared, which debuts on Fox on September 18, was just chosen by Time Magazine as their Critic's Pick of the new TV shows for Fall 2001. Watch for extensive coverage of Loudon for his role in the show as well as for the release of his new Red House CD, Last Man On Earth, due out September 25.
Loudon Wainwright III song featured on son Rufus' New CD
Rufus Wainwright has cut his father Loudon's song, "One Man Guy", for his new Dreamworks CD, Poses, due out April 17. Rufus is joined on the song by joined by sister Martha Wainwright and another famous offspring, Richard Thompson's son, Teddy Thompson. Loudon is just finishing his own CD for release early this Fall in conjunction with his recurring role on the new Fox / Dreamworks TV series, Undeclared.
Loudon Wainwright III To Co - Star In New Fox/Dreamworks TV Series
Loudon Wainwright III is about to begin filming his co-starring role in a yet to be titled Fox / Dreamworks TV series. Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks, The Larry Sanders Show) has signed Loudon along with Freaks' Seth Rogan, as well as Charlie Hunnam (Queer As Folk), Carla Gallo (The 24-Hour Woman), Jay Baruchel (Almost Famous) and Timm Sharp. Monica Keena (Dawson's Creek) will also star in the half-hour show.
Loudon Wainwright III returns to Conan O'Brien Friday September 1st
Loudon Wainwright III returns to Conan O'Brien Friday September 1st. Actually this is a re-run of Loudon's performance earlier this year on Conan O'Brien. Loudon performs his new as yet to be recorded song, Last Man On Earth.
Loudon Wainwright III To Appear On Conan O'Brien June 6
Loudon Wainwright III will perform on The Conan O'Brien show on June 6. Loudon can be seen in the new Sandra Bullock film, 28 Days. Four of Loudon's songs are used in the movie with Loudon performing two of them onscreen. All four songs also appear on the soundtrack CD. The best of Loudon's BBC Sessions has also been made available recently on Fuel 2000 Records.
Loudon Wainwright III - The BBC Sessions - Now Available In The US
Loudon Wainwright III's BBC Sessions, originally released on Strange Fruit Records in the UK in 1998 has just been made available in the US Fuel 2000 Records. The CD is a compilation of 21 of Loudon's best performances on BBC radio culled over 25 + years of visits to their studios. Loudon is, of course, on screen acting and singing in the new Sandra Bullock hit film, 28 Days. Loudon's four songs featured in that film will be available on the 28 Days soundtrack, due out May 16.
Loudon Wainwright III Onscreen In Sandra Bullock's New Film 28 Days
Loudon Wainwright III performs two songs onscreen and two others are in the soundtrack of Columbia Pictures' 28 Days, starring Sandra Bullock and directed by Betty Thomas. Loudon acts in the movie as a resident known as "Guitar Guy" at the rehab center where Sandra Bullock is sentenced to spend 28 Days. You can see more about the film, which opens April 14, and watch a video of Loudon performing "White Winos" at http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/28days/.
Loudon Wainwright III's "So Many More Fabulous Songs"
"So Many More Fabulous Songs" is a reference handbook for Loudon Wainwright III fans including a discography, an in depth interview, rare photos, articles and trivia. Edited by Kevin Harrison and Philip Boxall and published by London's Bad Press. You can get more information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their web site at http://www.smfs.cjb.net/.
Loudon Wainwright III Atlantic Recordings Limited Release
Rhino Records has packaged Loudon Wainwright III's two Atlantic Recordings along with previously unreleased tracks for a special limited edition release available only online via Rhino Handmade.