Loudon Wainwright
Alex Caton and Peter Winne openSaturday, February 13, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)SF Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival WE ARE SOLD OUT OF ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW
February 13 8:00 pm

There will be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $26.50.

More great music brought to you in collusion with the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival! One of this country's most astute musical commentators, veteran singer-songwriter and recent Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III has been sharing his superb songs with us since the late 1960s, performing live, on television and radio, and on over 20 acclaimed albums. In tonight's solo performance he showcases re-envisioned classics from the early years and a few new tunes from his Grammy-winning project, High Wide & Handsome, an amazing double CD of tunes originally recorded by Charlie Poole, the legendary singer, banjo picker and bandleader of 1920s.

A superb singer and lyricist who balances unflinching honesty and a knack for pulling the rug out from under his own pretensions, it's no wonder that Loudon found a kindred spirit in Charlie, a rambling showman known for his reckless ways and what Loudon refers to as his "funny, strange, sad, powerful music." Classics like "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues", "Sweet Sunny South", "He Rambled", and "Take a Drink on Me" get the Loudon treatment tonight, as he takes us on a memorable visit to Charlie's life and times: "This lovable, charming rascal," Loudon declares, "left in his wake enough stories, mostly humorous, for a double feature matinee, complete with newsreel, short subject, and a couple cartoons."

Alex Caton and Peter Winne, a stringband duo from Virginia, open the show with a dynamic mix of driving Appalachian fiddle tunes, classic country, gospel, and original songs.

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