November 15, 2020
Loudon Wainwright III is a singer songwriter and actor. In 1968 he began to write songs and in 1969 recorded his first album. His songs have been covered by Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Rufus Wainwright, Bonnie Raitt, and Earl Scruggs among others. What if you could go back in time and have a dialogue with your younger self, stopping to appreciate the triumphs and chuckle at the foibles you might’ve experienced years—or even decades—back? That’s the concept at the core of Loudon Wainwright III’s Recovery, a fascinating collection on which the celebrated singer-songwriter revisits some of his earliest work, imbuing the songs with the voice of experience and the musical sophistication gained over nearly four decades spent traversing music’s blue highways.