"In my head, Loudon Wainwright is Bono" - Director, Judd Apatow
to Rolling Stone Magazine - October 26, 2012
"...one of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - Mojo Magazine
"Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who... brought confessional poetry into popular song... Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation."
- New York Times, Stephen Holden
★Latest CD - Older Than My Old Man Now, featuring guest performances by Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Scofield, Dame Edna Everage, Rufus Wainwright, Chris Smither, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Suzzy Roche. Out April 17, 2012
★4 CD/1 DVD Box Set 40 ODD YEARS released May 3, 2011. Produced by Loudon and celebrated writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Undeclared), the set is a career-spanning collection chronicling the wealth of Loudon's work from 1969 to 2010
★Featured on the 2012 GRAMMY Winner (Best Compilation Soundtrack) for Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 - performing the Irish folk song "Carrickfergus."
★Featured performer at the 15th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Ceremony to honor Ellen Degeneres on October 22, 2012. At the ceremony, Loudon performed "Mark Twain", which he wrote specifically for the occasion
★Loudon's "In C" from his album Older Than My Old Man Now was ranked on NPR's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2012. The album itself was ranked on American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums Of 2012
★Songs covered by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt ("You Can't Fail Me Now" on her 2013 GRAMMY-winning album, Slipstream), Earl Scruggs, Mose Allison, Big Star, Freakwater, Norma Waterson, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright
★Film acting credits include: Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me, Judd Apatow's Knocked Up (for which he also recorded the soundtrack) and The 40 Year Old Virgin; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration; Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown; Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; Tim Burton's Big Fish; 28 Days alongside Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen and Steve Buscemi; Jacknife alongside Robert DeNiro and Ed Harris; Neil Simon's The Slugger's Wife
★Television acting credits include: Parks and Recreation (w/ Amy Poehler); Undeclared (w/ Seth Rogen & writer/producer Judd Apatow); Grounded for Life; Ally McBeal; The T.V. Show (w/ Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Billy Crystal) where he played keyboard with the early Spinal Tap, which made it's first appearance on this program; a recurring role on M*A*S*H and a role as the original musician/sidekick on The David Letterman Show