Folk Stalwart Loudon Wainwright III Offers "Lots of Family Material"

October 20, 2014 10:24 PM

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A sense of playful menace is in his performance style, too. Like his son, the composer and pop stylist Rufus Wainwright, he seems completely at ease on stage, charismatic but with a soupçon or so of aggressiveness. "Thank you for that smattering of applause," he drawled at one point.

Introducing one of three affecting monologues fashioned from his father, Loudon Wainwright, Jr.'s longtime column from LIFE magazine in the '70s that took its cue from the novel and film Love Story, he misstated the author's name, saying "George Segal." Six or seven voices from the audience immediat...

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