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At 65, Loudon Wainwright III is older than his father ever was, and it’s got him thinking, and writing, and singing. As he puts it, the new album deals with “death ‘n’ decay” and he’s approached the subject from all angles, with his customary insight, honesty, and rueful humor. But pondering the imponderables can be a lonely business, and so, like never before, Loudon has brought in friends and family to help him with the heavy lifting. The guest singers include Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dame Edna Everage, Chris Smither, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, Chaim Tannenbaum, Martha Wainwright, and Rufus Wainwright. Producer Dick Connette, engineer Alex Venguer, and arranger Rob Moose are all back from the Grammy-winning CD set “High Wide & Handsome.” The song treatments range from basic guitar & vocal to sophisticated string settings. There’s even some swinging funk provided by jazz guitar giant, John Scofield.

1. The Here & the Now
2. In C
3. Older Than My Old Man Now
4. Double Lifetime
5. Date Line
6. All in a Family
7. My Meds
8. Interlude
9. Over the Hill
10. Ghost Blues
11. I Remember Sex
12. Somebody Else
13. The Days That We Die
14. 10
15. Something's Out to Get Me

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Loudon Wainwright III has crafted a vibrant forty-plus year career, with over twenty-five albums, and a GRAMMY win in 2009 for “High Wide & Handsome” (Best Traditional Folk). He wrote “Dead Skunk” in 15 minutes in 1972 and it reached #12 in the Billboard chart. His songs have been covered by Mose Allison, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, and Kate & Anna McGarrigle, among others. Loudon is also an accomplished actor and has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow, all while remaining one of the most original and impressive songwriters and live performers of our generation. MOJO Magazine calls Wainwright “lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering.”