I went to Jim Thorpe over the weekend to see Loudon Wainwright III, and despite my low expectations was more (much more) than impressed by the man, his talent, his ability, and would urge all to take advantage if he plays near you. A great performer, songwriter, singer, story-teller, commentator, all of it.
I love Loudon. Have seen him several times and got to speak with him once ( my friend books folk music). Have seen his son Rufus and also his daughter Lucy with Loudon and Suzy Roche joining her on stage at Joe's Pub.
Agree. Many people know him only for his novelty hit of decades ago, "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road"(?). As I recall he got little or no airplay after that. So most folks also don't realize how good he is.