Loudon Wainwright III returns to Natalie’s with his special guest (and daughter) Lucy Wainwright Roche. Wainwright has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, Movie and TV credits, and now his new autobiography, Liner Notes. He won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, and two previous Grammy nominations for I’m Alright (1985) and More Love Songs (1986).
Wainwright 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 & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. He 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, 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.
As an actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow.
Set out to explore indie singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, and you’ll discover her unforgettable voice, smart, arresting songwriting, and her stellar stage presence. If you dig a little deeper, you’ll find an artist with a colorful musical pedigree who is expanding her sound with an ambitious new recording There’s A Last Time For Everything, and is hell-bent on creating a meaningful career in this post-music business era.
Born into a musical family Greenwich Village, NYC, Lucy Wainwright Roche is deeply steeped in the musical world. In addition to her parents (Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche) and her siblings, (Martha and Rufus Wainwright), Lucy’s various aunts, uncles and cousins are all musicians.
For this special intimate performance at Natalie’s, food service will end prior to the beginning of the show, but drink service will be available.