Grammy Award-winning songwriter, actor and humorist Loudon Wainwright III will bring his special style of music to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater on Thursday, February 28.
Wainwright’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. The album was awarded Album of the Year status by Entertainment Weekly editor and NPR contributor Ken Tucker.
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 TV’s Nightline. Loudon Wainwright songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. Loudon’s latest CD Older Than My Old Man Now was release this Spring.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 8 at noon at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office.
Reserved tickets priced at $39.00 and $27.00 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727.791.7400 or by logging onto www.atthecap.com. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm. The Capitol Theatre Ticket Office opens one hour prior to showtime.