Loudon Wainwright III & Dar Williams Wow Central Oregon

At the Tower Theatre Tuesday, January 15, enjoy one night of acoustic music from two of the most original songwriters active today.

loudenwainwrightWainwright’s music ranges from deeply moving to hilarious, sometimes within the same song. The New York Times proclaimed he “wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.”

Wainwright won a Grammy in 2010 for Best Traditional Folk Album. His latest CD, Older Than My Old Man Now, examines life, family and mortality with candor and humor. An accomplished actor (Big Fish, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, MASH) Loudon has worked with directors Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe and Judd Apatow (who recently told Rolling Stone Magazine, “In my head, Loudon Wainwright is Bono”).

darWilliams began playing guitar at age nine and wrote her first song two years later. However, Dar (a nickname derived from “Dorothy”) was more interested in drama at the time, and later majored in theater and theology in college. That eclectic background expresses itself in many of her compositions, with recurring themes of religion, adolescence, gender issues, misunderstood relationships, loss and humor.

Dar with her pop folk repertoire frequently performs at folk festivals and on tours with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin and Joan Baez.

541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org

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