Loudon Wainwright III Touring to Support ‘High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project’

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Loudon Wainwright III


January 5, 2010

Loudon Wainwright III Touring in 2010 to Support Grammy-Nominated ‘High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project’ (2nd Story Sound Records)

Fresh from his “Best Traditional Folk Album” Grammy nomination for ‘High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project’ (2nd Story Sound Records), Loudon Wainwright III will tour throughout 2010 to support the highly acclaimed two-CD package.

On the lavishly packaged set, Wainwright performs the beguiling ballads, blues and novelty songs of country pioneer Poole, as well as nine new songs about the singer and picker’s life and times written especially for the album. ‘High Wide Handsome’ features such acoustic music luminaries as Chris Thile, Geoff Muldaur and Rob Moose, along with Wainwright’s distinguished extended family members: Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright, Maggie Roche, Terre Roche, and Suzzy Roche.

Check out Robert Christgau’s review, which aired recently on NPR’s All Things Considered: http://bit.ly/36uV4T

On MSN Online, Christgau gives the album an ‘A’ grade, writing, “I’m more likely to play the canny reconstruction that the certified original.”

Here’s more of what we’re reading:

“Splendid” – Washington Post

“Fascinating” – Paste Magazine Online

“Mixture of whimsy, intelligence and sardonic humor” – The Nation Online


1/15 New York, NY @ Rubin Museum of Art *
1/16 Natick, MA @ Center for the Arts
1/27 Vienna, VA @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
1/28 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head (with Lucy Wainwright Roche)
1/29 Fairfield, CT @ FTC Stage One
2/9 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at The Coronet
2/11 Santa Cruz, CA @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
2/12 Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre (with Solid Air)
2/13 Berkeley, CA @ Freight Salvage (with Alex Caton)
4/30 St. Augustine, FL @ Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
5/1 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Theater
5/28 Yosemite, CA @ Strawberry Music Festival
6/11 Bay Shore, NY @ YMCA Boulton Center
6/12 Amagansett, NY @ Stephen Talkhouse
9/24 Durham, NC @ Duke University**
12/12 Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts

*Special guest appearance with Rosanne Cash
**An evening of music from ‘High Wide and Handsome,’ with Wainwright and seven-piece ensemble


For more information on Loudon Wainwright III, please contact Matt Hanks (mhanks@shorefire.com) or Nick Loss-Eaton (nlosseaton@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171