Singer-songwriter-actor Loudon Wainwright III was once tagged as one of the "New Bob Dylans," a group of performers with sharp and insightful songwriting. However, that moniker was shaken off quickly as his career gathered steam in the 70s and 80s. He is a multi-faceted performer (at times funny, at other times introspective) and overall one of America's great tunesmiths. Leon Redbone can croon like Bing Crosby, growl like Louis Armstrong, fingerpick the guitar like Blind Blake and scat sing a trumpet solo that recalls the great Bix Beiderbecke.
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