Loudon Wainwright III
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Once a regular on the Caffè Lena stage, Loudon Wainwright III gained a reputation as one of the folk-rock scene's true characters back in the mid-70s when he blasted out of Caffè Lena's orbit to enter an illustrious career of national renown. His talent for writing humorous and nakedly honest autobiographical songs has landed him GRAMMY nominations for "I'm Alright" (1985) and "More Love Songs" (1986). In 2010 he won the GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk Album for "High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project."

His lyrically compelling, emotionally powerful songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, and (his son and acclaimed singer-songwriter) Rufus Wainwright, among others. He has written for film and television, including the soundtrack for Judd Apatow's Knocked Up, ABC's Nightline, and HBO's Boardwalk Empire. You can also catch him on screen in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton and Judd Apatow, as well as in TV shows such as Parks & Recreation, Undeclared, and M*A*S*H.

In 2017 he release a memoir detailing the family history his lyrics have referenced and the fractured relationships among generations: the alcoholism, the infidelities and competitiveness, as well as the closeness, the successes, and the joy. He reflects on the experiences that have influenced his work, including boarding school, the music business, swimming, macrobiotics, sex, incarceration, and something he calls Sir Walter Raleigh Syndrome.

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Feb 16, 2018 8:00 PM
SEATING IS ASSIGNED IN ADVANCE BY THE VENUE.  You will have a chance to let us know if you have special seating needs or requests when you purchase your tickets. Doors open a 1/2 hour before showtime. Desserts, light fare, FTO coffee, beer & wine will be offered. Pay less for your tickets by becoming a member: caffelena.org/support/membership/

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General $55.00 ($57.92 w/service fee) Sold Out
Member $45.00 ($47.57 w/service fee) Sold Out
Student & Child $27.50 ($29.45 w/service fee) Sold Out
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Caffe Lena (View)
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States

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Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!