Monday, April 05, 2010

A Late Career Triumph for Loudon Wainwright

I don't mean to imply that he's anywhere near the end of his career, and even though I've listened to just one disc of the two-disc, 30-song collection "High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," there seems little doubt that this is one of the milestones - if not the milestone - of his career.

I'll have a lot more to say about this album, but for now I just wanted to share the song that's been embedded in my mind for the past 48 hours. In this performance, Loudon's son Rufus performs the vocal; on the album, Loudon turns in an even stronger performance. Even with that, this is a keeper.

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