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Loudon Wainwright III “Lifetime Acheivement” Album Release with special guest Tony Furtado

Tuesday, October 04
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
$30 to $50

One of the most enduring songwriters of the last 40 years celebrates the release of his new album Lifetime Achievement,” at the Alberta Rose.  Loudon Wainwright III is one of our favorites. Don’t miss this show! 

“I had a very romantic idea when I began that I would be dead by the time I was 25,” he admits with a smile. “Just because that sounded so cool and groovy and dangerous. I’m happy it didn’t work out that way. When I think about the fact that I’ve been doing this for half a century, it’s kind of incredible. The place I played at last night, I played fifty years ago. It’s encouraging in a funny kind of way – that it’s gone on this long and it’s still a lot of fun. The performing part of it, and the mysterious thing of getting to write a new song. After the doldrums of the past two years, I had a creative burst in the last year, and that felt good. It was something to build a record on.”

With a full tour itinerary for 2022 already in place, Loudon is looking forward to taking the new songs onto the stage. Looking back on a legacy the New York Times calls “rich, complicated and often surprisingly dark,” he says, “I remember when I made my first record for Atlantic in 1969. I was always saying, ‘I want to make a voice and guitar record, and I want it to be a record – not only a recording, but a document that captures a moment.’ I was 21 and very serious, and I thought I’d be dead in four years (laughs). So I wanted to make something that would last. A testament. Now, fifty years later, I guess I still want to make a testament. I want to write a group of songs and get them down in the best possible way. And I like to think they might last a while.”

Portland-based Americana treasure Tony Furtado opens the show.  Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef.  All of the music of America is in Tony’s music.

$30 Advance
$40 At the Door
$50 Preferred Seating (includes seating in the first 7 rows of the center section)