Win Tickets ($60): Loudon Wainwright III @ Aladdin Theater | Grammy Award Winning Singer, Singing Surgeon on M.A.S.H.

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Loudon Wainwright III at the Aladdin Theater on Sunday, January 13, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 7.

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From our sponsors at Aladdin Theater:
Loudon Wainwright III @ Aladdin TheaterLoudon Wainwright III w/ Dar Williams
Sunday, January 13, 2012
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
$30 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets HERE

Aladdin Theater
3017 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694 | More Info:

2010 Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III’s new album Older Than My Old Man Now will be released on April 17 through 2nd Story Sound Records. Having now lived longer than his father, esteemed Life Magazine columnist and editor Loudon Wainwright Jr., Loudon examines life, family, and mortality with candor and humor on fifteen new original songs.

Loudon Wainwright III was born in Chapel Hill, NC in 1946. His father was Loudon Wainwright Jr., a columnist and senior editor for LIFE Magazine and his mother was a housewife/yoga teacher, Martha Taylor. He studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University but dropped out to partake in the Summer of Love in San Francisco.

Loudon wrote his first song in 1968, “Edgar”, about a Watch Hill, RI lobsterman, and was soon signed to Atlantic Records by Nesuhi Ertegun. Several years later, Clive Davis lured him to Columbia Records, where 1972’s Album III yielded the top 20 hit “Dead Skunk”.

His recording career spans a total of 23 albums, including 2009’s Grammy-winning “High Wide & Handsome”, a musical tribute to Charlie Poole (1893-1931), the legendary, yet obscure NC singer and banjo player. (Awarded ‘Album of the Year’ status by Entertainment Weekly editor and NPR contributor Ken Tucker.)

Wainwright has collaborated with songwriter /producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie “Knocked Up”, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel “Lucky You,” and composed topical songs for NPR’s “Morning Edition”, “All Things Considered” and ABC’s “Nightline”. Loudon Wainwright songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others.

Loudon’s acting career includes an early recurring role as Capt. Calvin Spalding, the singing surgeon, in TV’s M.A.S.H. and a stint in “Pump Boys & Dinettes” on Broadway, and more recent work in films directed by Hal Ashby, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Guest, and Judd Apatow. He also appeared as a regular in Apatow’s critically acclaimed TV series “Undeclared.”

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50 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Loudon Wainwright III @ Aladdin Theater | Grammy Award Winning Singer, Singing Surgeon on M.A.S.H.

  1. Sian January 3, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    It’s my birthday! We are huge fans too.

  2. Blair January 3, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Should be a great night!

  3. Alex January 3, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    I’m a huge fan of both Loudon Wainwright and Dar Williams, and seeing them both in the same night would be simply incredible. Both are fantastic songwriters and storytellers and I would love to see them!

  4. Tiffany January 3, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Oh this looks fantastic! I’d love to win some free tickets!!!

  5. Michael January 3, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    I would love so much to see Loudon! Also, I can see the Aladdin from many doorstep!

  6. BSW January 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of his since I heard him on Fresh Air many moons ago, and tracks from Grown Man and Little Ships were a soundtrack to my life in the late 90’s (go listen to I.W.I.W.A.L. right now!). Would love to see him live.

  7. Jessica January 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Love him and his family. Would love to go to this show!

  8. Jessica January 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Would love to go to this show!

  9. Fred January 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Have been a Loudon Wainwright fan for years, and would love to win tickets for this one. Hope you will consider my post.

  10. Heather Holcomb January 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Iconic Loudon… I’ve never seen him. Would love to!

  11. Alan January 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I can only echo what everyone has to say. Both Mr Wainwright and Ms Williams are wonderful and moving performers who make music that is warm, touching, and deeply human. I would be so happy and honored to see them make their music live.

  12. Nick January 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    He is a legend. He was halrious as Stephens dad on Undeclared.

  13. Tom January 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    It would be great to take my sister to this for her birthday.

  14. Tarehna January 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    I love Loudon – I wanna take my mom to see him!

  15. Sean January 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    I love Loudon’s clever story-songs and I enjoy taking people to his shows who are unfamiliar with his music—they are always blown away. And I’ve never seen Dar Williams before but I would love to!

  16. Maggie January 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    “You got yer dead skunk in the middle of the road
    dead skunk in the middle of the road
    you got yer dead skunk in the middle of the road
    stinkin’ to high Heaven!” Loooove “Dead Skunk” and
    Loudon Wainwright!!! Thank you for this opportunity to see him………

  17. Jessie January 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Oh my gosh this would be incredible! Please pick me!!!

  18. Oso January 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Whoa my parents would love me if y’all give me these tickets!

  19. Nick January 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    i Love MASH

  20. Mel January 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Love Loudon Wainwright III. Been listening to his music for 2 decades now and have never been able to make it to a show. It would be amazing to get a chance to finaly see him live.

  21. Carolyn January 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    I’m such a big fan of this guy. I saw him when he last came to the Aladdin as well and had a wonderful time. I would love to see him again!

  22. Mary January 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I have been a fan since I was a teenager and am also a fan of his sister Sloan. Plus, it’s on my bus line – no transfers! Woo hoo!

  23. liz January 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Yes please!

  24. Kelsey January 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I’m in need of some soul healing… Music of any and all kind is EXACTLY what I be searchin’ fer..

  25. Cory Shird January 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Cory January 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    I was in a class where I heard Loudon speak once but have never had the opportunity to hear him play. This would male my whole year to see him

  27. don January 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    My birthday is tomorrow, January 4th, so it would soooo nice to have an e-mail in my inbox from you saying I’ve won tickets to this great show! I’m a big fan of both Loudon & Dar, so this is a killer twin-bill. Thanks PDX Pipeline!!

  28. Jae Ann Atwood January 3, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    My partner and I both love Dar Williams.

  29. Erin V. January 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Would LOVE to see him!

  30. ryan January 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Eggs the cat

  31. Lou January 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Would love tkts!!

  32. Verity Poser January 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Yes, my cousin & her friend who met in Chapel Hill will be visiting from out of state! Neither of them have spent much time in PDX and specifically asked if there were good concerts that weekend!

  33. kwong January 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    I have never seen him live. Would love to go.

  34. Rob W January 4, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    I can feel it in my olfactory already!

  35. Cassia January 4, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    Would be so fun to see this with my sweetie!

  36. Boomer January 4, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Would love to hear “Dead Skunk” sung live by the original!

  37. Penny January 4, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    It’s my NPR worshiping friend’s birthday and this would make his night, all things considered!

  38. Lynn January 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    I want to hear him Loudon clear!

  39. Slim January 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Sounds like a nice back-to-school date w wifey before i’m lost to the books for months.

  40. Kevin_B January 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    I want to see a living legend!

  41. Roy Nifoussi January 5, 2013 at 2:54 am #

    Would love to win tickets to see Loudon

  42. Erik Horvath January 5, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    This is going to be a great show!

  43. Tim January 5, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    It would be nice to see and hear LWIII in concert. His songs sound very much like the ones I hear in my head…curious to see if his melodies hold up well in the context of a live performance.


  44. jon January 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    I never win anything :(

  45. Leonard January 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Dead Skunk !

  46. sunchicka January 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Sounds like a fun way to catch some tunes

  47. Annie Brown January 6, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    A great, great musician. Summers Almost Over is one of the beautiful things i have ever heard.

  48. elena January 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    This makes my heart happy just thinking of these two in the same venue!

  49. teressa January 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    PDX pipeline, you are the key to most of our explorations in this fine city. Thank you :)

  50. Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    Loudon is hilarious, his songs are beautiful, and I would love to catch him live.

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