AUGUST 2013: Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin Theatrical Premier Set For September 4-8. Loudon Also Featured On HBO's Boardwalk Empire Soundtrack Volume 2

Grammy award winner, Loudon Wainwright III, will premier his own theatrical piece, Surviving Twin, September 4th through 8th as part of the Playmakers series at the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The performance piece is a posthumous collaboration combining and connecting Loudon's music with the writing of his late father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., an esteemed Life Magazine columnist. The primary focus of the piece is on fatherhood - being a father and having one - while exploring such issues as birth, self-identity, loss, fashion, and pet ownership. The piece indirectly follows the thematic elements of Loudon's 2012 album, Older Than My Old Man Now. Loudon wrote and will perform the one man show which is being directed by PlayMakers Repertory Company's artistic director Joseph Haj. Each performance will be followed by an artist-audience discussion. For more information about Surviving Twin and for ticketing information, please visit official site.


Loudon will also be featured on the forthcoming soundtrack to the hit HBO show, Boardwalk Empire. The album, Boardwalk Empire Volume 2: Music From The HBO Original Series, is set for release on September 10. The new CD follows up on the Grammy-winning soundtrack, Boardwalk Empire Volume 1, which featured Loudon on the traditional Irish folk song "Carrickfergus". On the new soundtrack, Loudon provides vocals on "The Prisoner's Song" with instrumentation recorded by Boardwalk Empire house band, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. The album also features a host of other 1920s era songs that were re-recorded by the show's house band and a range of guest vocalists including Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli, Rufus Wainwright, St. Vincent, David Johansen, Matt Berninger and more. To pre-order a copy of Boardwalk Empire Volume 2, plese visit >>

To catch Loudon Wainwright III perform live, see Tour Dates >>

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Appel Farm 2011  
JUNE 2013: Rosebud Artists Featured On Independent Music Award-Winning/Nominated Works

Johnny A., Loudon Wainwright III, and Trombone Shorty are featured on works that garnered awards at the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA), announced June 11, 2013.

Johnny A. is featured on Thank You Les: A Tribute To Les Paul, an album and documentary which won the Tribute Album category as well as the Long Form Video Category. Co-produced by long-time Les Paul Trio sideman, Lou Pallo, Thank You Les also features Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Slash, Jose Feliciano, Billy Gibbons and Bucky Pizzarelli in addition to Johnny.

Trombone Shorty was featured in an IMA winner in the Artist Concert Photography Category for David Simchock's photo of him performing live at Appel Farms Arts & Music Festival on June 4, 2011.

Loudon Wainwright III also joined the nominated Rosebud artists this year for his track, "The Panic Is On", on Occupy This Album which was nominated in the Compilation Album Category. Occupy This Album, a 4-disc set with music from over 50 artists, features greats such as Yoko Ono, Warren Haynes, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Willie Nelson in addition to Loudon.

The Independent Music Awards are determined by influential industry judges as well as music fans. Click here Please visit for a complete list of all of this year's winners and nominees.

To Catch Johnny A., Loudon Wainwright III, and Trombone Shorty Live, See Tour Dates >>

APRIL 2013: Marcia Ball, Loudon Wainwright III, And Jim Lauderdale Featured On NPR

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Marcia Ball's recent taping of NPR's eTown, along with Paul Thorn, aired April 3 - 9 , 2013. This performance, which marks Marcia's third appearance on eTown, was recorded live in front of a theater audience at eTown's new solar-powered music facility, eTown Hall, in Boulder, CO. The full audio broadcast as well as three additional videos featuring Marcia, taken from the performance/interview are available at

Loudon Wainwright III's recent performance on NPR's Mountain Stage will be broadcast beginning May 17, 2013 (check local listings for details). Loudon, who has been performing at Mountain Stage since 1988, last performed at the acclaimed venue in May 2010 following his 2010 Grammy win for his album, High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project.

Jim Lauderdale's Mountain Stage performance with Buddy Miller will be broadcast beginning April 19, 2013 (check local listings for details). For more information on Loudon's and Jim's Mountain Stage performances and to view a full schedule of upcoming Mountain Stage broadcasts, please visit

Jim and Buddy were also featured on NPR's World Café Live! on April 11, 2013. The World Café Live! interview discussed the collaborators' work over the years starting from their meeting in 1980 to their most recent CD, Buddy and Jim. The interview is available at Jim and Buddy, who The New York Times called "longtime pals and longtime pros, songwriters who have collaborated far and wide in the realm of handmade, twangy, tradition-conscious country and roots-rock" will be performing together on select dates this spring/summer.

To Catch Loudon Wainwright III, Marcia Ball And Jim Lauderdale Live, See Tour Dates >>

DECEMBER 2012: Loudon Wainwright III's Older Than My Old Man Now Makes NPR's Top 10 Albums Of 2012, Loudon Contributes Song To Judd Apatow's This Is 40 Soundtrack


Loudon Wainwright III's Older Than My Old Man Now was selected by NPR's Ken Tucker (Fresh Air & Entertainment Weekly magazine) as one of the Top 10 Albums of 2012. In the forward to his top ten list, Tucker added that Loudon, along with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bobby Womack, Bonnie Raitt and Iris Dement, represented the "consistent theme that ran beneath music this year...survival of the fittest: the endurance or reemergence of various artists in late or middle age" that have "released strong, vital work in 2012." Loudon's ranking on this list marks his second accolade from NPR for 2012, with his "In C" from Older Than My Old Man Now listed on NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2012. Older Than My Old Man Now was also selected by American Songwriter for its Top 50 Albums Of 2012 list. For more details and a complete list of each of the above rankings see:
• NPR Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2012
• NPR NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2012
• American Songwrite's Top 50 Albums Of 2012

Loudon's "Days That We Die" from Older Than My Old Man Now is featured on Judd Apatow's new film, This Is 40, out Christmas Day, 2012. Apatow, who Loudon worked with on Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and the TV series, Undeclared, was recently interviewed by Pitchfork saying, "I've always appreciated people like Graham Parker or Loudon Wainwright III, who spend their entire lives writing songs and working their asses off just to have complete artistic freedom. They're just sharing their lives with you through their music. That's the same kind of work that I'm trying to do, in my own weird way."

This Is 40, a spin-off of Apatow's Knocked Up, features Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Graham Parker. The film's soundtrack will feature songs from artists including Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Norah Jones, Wilco, Ryan Adams and The Avett Brothers in addition to Loudon.

To Catch Loudon Wainwright III Live, See Tour Dates >>

OCTOBER 2012: Loudon Wainwright III Featured In Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Ceremony Honoring Ellen DeGeneres

Loudon Wainwright III was a featured performer at the 15th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Ceremony on October 22, 2012. At the ceremony, Loudon performed a new song, titled "Mark Twain", which he wrote specifically for the occasion. The Mark Twain Prize was presented to Ellen DeGeneres for outstanding contributions to the world of comedy, and the ceremony in her honor featured high profile entertainers including Steve Harvey, Sean Hayes, Jimmy Kimmel, John Krasinski, John Leguizamo, Jane Lynch, Jason Mraz and Lily Tomlin in addition to Loudon. Past winners of the prize include comedy legends such as Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Will Ferrell and Tina Fey among others. PBS aired the event on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. While Loudon's performance did not survive the need to trim the show's length for broadcast timing, you can watch it at >>


Loudon also recently made a cameo appearance as Uncle Max in the film, Sleepwalk With Me, where he performed a duet with lead actress, Lauren Ambrose. The film, the top prize winner of Sundance's NEXT section, features comedian, Mike Birbiglia, and is still in theaters as of this writing. Check here for local theater listings.

To catch Loudon Wainwright III live, see tour dates >>

NPR First Watch: Loudon Wainwright III, 'The Here & The Now' >>
Loudon Wainwright III Visits The GRAMMY Museum >>
JULY 2012: Loudon Wainwright III At The Grammy Museum, Letterman, New Video on NPR, New Film Role!

Loudon Wainwright III has been busy promoting his new CD, Older Than My Old Man Now in all forms of media. In addition to his appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, he recently appeared at the Grammy Museum for an interview and performance before a live audience - see video clips here. He was also featured on NPR with their web site also airing the video for his song, "The Here And The Now." And watch for his appearance in the upcoming film Sleepwalk With Me - due out on August 24, 2012. In the meantime, catch Loudon live on stage - see tour dates >>

The Late Show with David Letterman 7/12/2012 >>  
JULY 2012: Loudon Wainwright III On Letterman, Thursday July 12

Loudon Wainwright III will appear as the featured musical guest on Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, July 12. The appearance is in conjunction with Loudon's extensive tour in support of his latest CD Older Than My Old Man Now (released April 2012).


Over the course of a 40+ year career, Loudon has received two Grammy Nominations, and in 2010 won his first Grammy for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. For his most recent CD Older Than My Old Man Now Loudon turns the focus to more familial ground. Inspired by five generations of his family, the album includes collaborations with family members and special guests including Ramblin Jack Elliot, Dame Edna Everage, and Chris Smither. In praise of Older Than My Old Man Now, Rolling Stone said, "[it] extends the folk-rock autobiography that's made his body of work so impressive... from heart aching reflection to wry acceptance. It's riveting stuff; here's hoping the story doesn't end for a long time."

Loudon will be joined on Letterman by actress Anne Hathaway and comedian Moody McCarthy. For Late Show With David Letterman broadcast schedule and further information see here >>

To catch Loudon Wainwright III live on stage this summer and fall, see Tour Dates >>

The New York Times: Family Ties, Knotted Up in the Lyrics >>
MAY 2012: Loudon Wainwright III Family Reunion At New York's Town Hall

Loudon Wainwright III brought plenty of his talented family and friends to his May 18 performance at the prestigious Town Hall in New York City. Most of the performers on stage were also on board as collaborators on Loudon's most recent and highly praised album, Older Than My Old Man Now, released April 17.

Loudon's latest album reflects on family, as always, but more than ever on life and aging. The album and the Town Hall show both featured collaborations with his son Rufus and daughters Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche as well as Lucy's Mother, Suzzy Wainwright Roche. Also featured were Loudon's sister Sloan Wainwright and his nephew (Sloan's son) Sam McTavey. Topping off an already formidable bill of guest performers were personal friends and fellow musical collaborators: Chaim Tannenbaum, a familiar voice and player throughout Loudon's auspicious career and recent collaborator on Older Than My Old Man Now plus famed all around talent, David Mansfield, who has appeared with a Who's Who of major stars and on many of Loudon's projects including his 2010 Grammy Winning Best Traditional Folk Album High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project.

To see Loudon performing live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>

MARCH 2012: Bonnie Raitt's New Album Features Bill Frisell and Cover of Loudon Wainwright III Song, Plus Mavis Staples Joins Bonnie's Summer Tour

Bonnie Raitt's first new studio album in seven years, Slipstream (out April 10 on her own Redwing Records), features Rosebud artist, Bill Frisell on guitar for three songs. Also featured on Slipstream, Bonnie covers Loudon Wainwright III's "You Can't Fail Me Now" which was released on his album, Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the film Knocked Up. The song was co-written with Joe Henry who produced both versions. Bonnie's good friend, Mavis Staples will be joining Bonnie on the road for an extensive series of tour dates beginning in June with more Summer dates TBA (please watch Mavis' Tour Dates for details).

Catch Bill, Loudon and Mavis individually live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


FEBRUARY 2012: Loudon Wainwright III Featured on 2012 GRAMMY Winning Soundtrack PLUS Dirty Dozen Brass Band Members and Trombone Shorty Contribute to GRAMMY Winners and More

Loudon Wainwright III is featured on the 2012 GRAMMY Winner for Best Compilation Soundtrack - Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 - performing the Irish folk song "Carrickfergus." Also contributing to this year's GRAMMY Winning Albums are The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Gregory Davis (Trumpet) and Roger Lewis (Saxophone) and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. Gregory and Roger are featured on Tinariwen's Best World Music Album, Tassili, and got a shout out from the GRAMMY stage during the pre-telecast award ceremonies. Trombone Shorty wrote the song "AP Touro" for the Rebirth Brass Band's Best Regional Roots Music Album, Rebirth Of New Orleans.

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In addition, a GRAMMY tribute to Glen Campbell included Blake Shelton singing "Southern Nights," written by Allen Toussaint (and later recorded by Campbell). Congratulations as well to Marcia Ball and Jim Lauderdale on their nominations.

And congratulations to our good friends at Arhoolie Records - Adam Machado for writing GRAMMY Winning liner notes for Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s. And a heartfelt Congrats to Bon Iver on his two major wins (Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album) and for Thanking his native Eau Claire, WI - also the hometown of Rosebud Founder/President Mike Kappus.

Congratulations to all involved!

FEBRUARY 2012: Loudon Wainwright III's New CD Older Than My Old Man Now Out April 17

2010 Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III's new album Older Than My Old Man Now will be released on April 17 through 2nd Story Sound Records. Having now lived longer than his father, esteemed Life Magazine columnist and editor Loudon Wainwright Jr., Loudon examines life, family, and mortality with candor and humor on fifteen new original songs.

Older Than My Old Man Now is inspired by the five generations, from Loudon's grandfather to his grandchildren, that are represented and sprinkled throughout this album. His children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche and Lexie Kelly Wainwright and two of their three mothers, Suzzy Roche and Ritamarie Kelly, aid vocally on several songs. Recitations of his father's work and a song co-written by his late first wife Kate McGarrigle called "Over The Hill" are also featured on this album.

Older Than My Old Man Now is produced by Dick Connette (producer of Loudon's Grammy-winning High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project). "One voice singing a lot about death n' decay can be a bit wearing so I brought in other singers to help with the heavy lifting," says Loudon. Along with his family, other guests include Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Dame Edna Everage, jazz guitarist John Scofield, and Chris Smither.

A renowned singer/song writer for over 40 years, Loudon Wainwright III is, as Judd Apatow (famed director and co-producer of Loudon's recent 40 Odd Years box set) notes, "brutally honest, emotional, hilarious, and sweet all at the same time." His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Big Star, and now Bonnie Raitt and many more. As an actor, Loudon has appeared in movies by Judd Apatow, Martin Scorcese, Tim Burton, and Cameron Crowe.

To see Loudon performing live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>

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