Loudon Wainwright III with Dar Williams
Loudon Wainwright III's recording career spans a total of 23 albums, including 2009's Grammy-winning High Wide & Handsome, a musical tribute to Charlie Poole (1893-1931), the legendary, yet obscure NC singer and banjo player. Wainwright has collaborated with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow's hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, and composed topical songs for NPR's Morning Edition , All Things Considered and ABC's Nightline. Loudon Wainwright songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others.
On one level, the sizable body of work accumulated by celebrated writer/artist Dar Williams is a continuing narrative of her life - what she’s experienced and what she’s observed during her years of intensive touring. On another, it forms a detailed look at the course of modern-day existence in the decade and a half between 1993, when Williams released her debut album,The Honesty Room, and 2008, when her longtime label Razor & Tie released her seventh and most recent studio album, Promised Land.