Date(s) - 11/14/2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo Valley’s Artists’ Forum presents Loudon Wainwright III, Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm in the Dale B. Lake Auditorium, with special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche. Tickets are $15 each and are available at http://bookstore.kvcc.edu/shop_main.asp, at the Texas Township Campus bookstore (269-488-4030) or by contacting event coordinator Dave Posther at 269-488-4476. Concert doors open at 6:45 pm.
Through partial funding provided by The Gilmore Foundation, The Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, the Artists’ Forum has established a performance series that both reflects the Kalamazoo community and broadens the perspective of the performing arts.
Wainwright’s career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, movie and television credits, and now his new autobiography, Liner Notes (2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 he won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. His 2012 recording, Older Than My Old Man Now, was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. In 2014, Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet), marked his twenty-sixth career release.
He is perhaps best known for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)”, and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding, the “singing surgeon” on the American television show, M*A*S*H.
His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison. He has collaborated with songwriter/producer Joe Henry and wrote music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up. Loudon penned music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You. He composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC’s Nightline, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.