CONCERT OVERLOAD: Live performance #858 – Loudon Wainwright at McCabe’s Guitar Store (January 19, 2019)


In his seventy-second yr of existence, Loudon Wainwright has remained the identical unimaginable performer who picks you up the second he takes the stage and by no means allows you to go. Along with his trademark mixture of humorous and thought-provoking songs and chatter, he touches me like few different artists. His Saturday evening look at McCabe’s was my twentieth time to see Loudon dwell and – spoiler alert – I went house completely elated by the standard of his efficiency.

Along with his voice and wit nearly intact, Loudon kicked off the continuing with “A Little Piece Of Me” and “Gray In LA”. What adopted was an excellent mixture of newer songs in addition to previous favorites, resembling “The Swimming Music”, “Cardboard Bins”, and the hilarious “Grammy Music”, which he delivered interspersed with equally humorous readings from “Liner Notes”, his first and to this point solely guide. Different songs that I actually loved listening to once more: “White Winos” and “Be Cautious There’s A Child In The Home”.

Loudon Wainwright at McCabe’s

Two songs stood out from amongst these few numbers that have been new to me:
“Love Presents” and “Presidents’ Day”, the latter producing fairly a bit
of laughter within the room. Late within the present, Loudon shocked me with the singing of Richard Thompson’s “Down The place The Drunkards Roll”, which sounded nice. By the way in which, Loudon and Richard are good associates.

Loudon additionally performed two numbers on the piano, “Kick In The Head”, a tune he wrote within the seventies and the rather more latest “Music In C”.

For sure, Loudon additionally sang and spoke about his father, grandfather and some different Wainwrights, so there wasn’t something revolutionary in his present however that suited everybody simply high-quality. I liked every thing Loudon did and, as I stated, I went house extraordinarily glad. 

Loudon Wainwright at McCabe’s
Loudon Wainwright enjoying the piano at McCabe’s
The stage
Signal within the window at McCabe’s



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