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Loudon Wainwright III’s Treasury Of Rare And Unissued Music - Years In The Making - Out Tomorrow (Storysound Records)

Loudon Wainwright III’s Treasury Of Rare And Unissued Music - ‘Years In The Making’ - Out Tomorrow (Storysound Records)

Loudon To Appear At New Yorker Festival With Judd Apatow And Christopher Guest Oct 6 To Preview Forthcoming Netflix Special


Tomorrow Loudon Wainwright III releases ‘Years In The Making,’ a 42-song, 2-disc compendium of rare, offbeat and previously unreleased tracks. This treasure trove represents Loudon’s life story through song, via recordings made throughout an extraordinary 4-decade career. It’s being released on StorySound Records and comes with a 60-page hardbound book with artwork done by New Yorker cartoonist and GRAMMY-winner Ed Steed.


Today the LA Times premiered the video for “Hollywood Hopeful,” a song from ‘Years In The Making’ that Loudon wrote while staying at the Chateau Marmont and recorded in 1975. Watch the video here: https://lat.ms/2p4rwzv


“I am a full fledged, grown-up adult/I'm trying make a dent, trying to get a result,” Wainwright sings. “I'm holed up in a Hollywood hotel suite/Tequila to drink and avocado to eat.”


It has also been announced that on October 6, Loudon will sit down with Judd Apatow and Christopher Guest as part of the New Yorker Festival to talk about his ‘Surviving Twin’ special on Netflix, due out this fall. This filmed version of Loudon’s one-man show was directed by Guest, and produced by Guest and Apatow. More information here: https://festival.newyorker.com/event/surviving-twin/ 


Loudon will then perform the next night, Oct 7, at NYC’s City Winery, in addition to Sept-Dec tour dates across the U.S. Full itinerary is below.  


‘Years In The Making’ is an “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.


‘Years In The Making’ Track Listing:


1.   Rosin the Bow

2.   You Ain’t Going Nowhere

3.   Easy St. Louis Tweedle-Dee 

4.   Everybody I know

5.   Philadelphia Lawyer

6.   Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

7.   Love Gifts

8.   Stewball

9.   Floods of Tears

10. Station Break

11. Have You Ever Been To Pittsburgh

12. 2 Song Set

13. Cardboard Boxes

14. Smokey Joe’s Café

15. You Hurt Me Mantra

16. Rambunctious

17. I Wanna Be On MTV

18. Birthday Poem / Happy Birthday / Animal Song

19. Your Mother & I

20. Button Nose

21. The Ballad of Famous & Harper

22. Teenager’s Lament

23. Things



1.   Unrequited to the Nth Degree

2.   Ulcer

3.   You Can’t Fail Me Now

4.   No

5.   Rowena

6.   Cheatin’


8.   Down Where the Drunkards Roll

9.   POW

10. Meet the Wainwrights

11. Liza Minnelli Interview

12. Hollywood Hopeful

13. Valley Morning

14. Trailer

15. God’s Got a Shit List

16. Thank You, Mr. Hubble 

17. It Ain’t Gaza

18. Out of This World

19. Birthday Boy



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 27 – Plymouth, NH @ The Flying Monkey

October 28 – Rockport, MA @ Shalin Liu Performance Center

October 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

November 1 – Stoughton, WI @ Stoughton Opera House

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