News Country 22/06/2018

Loudon Wainwright III Announces New Treasury Of Rare And Unissued Loudoniana 'years In The Making' (September 14)

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Today, Loudon Wainwright III announces 'Years in the Making,' a two-disc compendium of 45 years of Loudon's offbeaten, rare and unissued tracks. Out September 14 on StorySound Records, 'Years in the Making' is a true "audio-biography" that boasts orphaned album cuts, live recordings, radio appearances, home demos, and more, that come together to offer a never-before-seen perspective on Loudon's public and private selves. Notable figures from Loudon's life pop up throughout as well: Kate McGarrigle, Suzzy Roche, Bill Frisell, Van Dyke Parks, Chaim Tannenbaum, David Mansfield, Steve Goodman, George Gerdes, and the Wainwright children Rufus, Martha, Lucy and Lexie.

From Loudon's early folk efforts covering Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan to his more recent years (including an a cappella rendition of 2017's "Birthday Boy," written on the occasion of Loudon's 71st), 'Years in the Making' is a treasury of the finest Loudoniana.

Watch the new video by Nancy Howell and Mark Lerner for Loudon's 1985 recording of "Floods of Tears" and read a Q&A with Loudon at Billboard.

Watch on YouTube.
The two-disc, 42-track set is divided into seven chapters and will be released in a 60-page hardbound book. The artwork was done by New Yorker cartoonist Ed Steed (who drew on Father John Misty's Grammy-winning packaging for 'Pure Comedy'). The package includes dozens of scans of documents, introspective musings and other artifacts from what Loudon calls his "swinging life," in addition to paintings and drawings done by friends and fans.

Says Loudon, "'Years in the Making' covers a lot of ground, about half a century's worth. Sonically it's all over the place and, at times, noticeably low-fi, but my co-producer Dick Connette and I decided that didn't matter as much as offering up something that was spirited and representational…The sources at our disposal came in various formats - hard drives, cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, B-sides, bootlegs, and reference CDs. There was too much to choose from, and plenty wasn't even listened to but we did our level best to pick and assemble what we think amounts to a diverting 2 hours of listening."

"Years in the Making" is co-produced by Loudon and Dick Connette.
This summer and fall, Loudon will head out on a national tour, including a show at City Winery in New York City on October 7. Full dates below.

Rosin the Bow
You Ain't Going Nowhere
Easy St. Louis Tweedle-Dee
Everybody I know
Philadelphia Lawyer
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Love Gifts
Floods of Tears
Station Break
Have You Ever Been To Pittsburgh
2 Song Set
Cardboard Boxes
Smokey Joe's Café
You Hurt Me Mantra
I Wanna Be On MTV
Birthday Poem / Happy Birthday / Animal Song
Your Mother & I
Button Nose
The Ballad of Famous & Harper
Teenager's Lament
Unrequited to the Nth Degree
You Can't Fail Me Now
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
Meet the Wainwrights
Liza Minnelli Interview
Hollywood Hopeful
Valley Morning
God's Got a Shit List
Thank You, Mr. Hubble
It Ain't Gaza
Out of This World
Birthday Boy

June 28 - Stony Brook, NY @ Long Island Museum
June 29 - Amagansett, NY @ The Stephen Talkhouse
August 19 - North Truro, MA @ Payomet Performing Arts Center
September 22 - Loveland, CO @ Rialto Theater
September 23 - Denver, CO @ Daniels Hall
September 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ MIM Music Theater
September 27 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
September 29 - Thousand Oaks, CA @ Scherr Forum Theatre
September 30 - Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theatre
October 1 - Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
October 7 - New York, NY @ City Winery
October 17 - Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center of Kansas
October 19 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Manship Theatre
October 20 - Tomball, TX @ Main Street Crossing
October 21 - Austin, TX @ Texas Union Theatre
October 31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
November 2 - Oshkosh, WI @ Oshkosh Opera House Foundation
November 3 - Evanston, IL @ Evanston Space
November 8 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre (w/ David Bromberg)
November 9 - Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
November 10 - Troy, NY @ Troy Music Hall
November 30 - South Orange, NJ @ South Orange Performing Arts Center - Theater*
December 1 - Mamaroneck, NY @ Emelin Theatre*
December 2 - Port Washington, NY @ Landmark on Main Street*
January 22 - Sacramento, CA @ Sofia Tsakapoulos Center for the Arts
January 23 - Mount Vernon, WA @ Lincoln Theatre
January 25 - St. Albert, AB @ Arden Theatre
March 22 - Auburn, NY @ Auburn Public Theater
March 29 - Randolph, VT @ Chandler Center for the Arts*
*All in a Family concert, w/ Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche

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