Loudon Wainwright III, Nancy & Beth and more on Mountain StageMay 07, 2017 7:00 PMCulture Center Theater - Charleston, WVLoudon Wainwright IIINancy & Bethand more TBA
State Capitol Grounds – Greenbrier & Washington Streets Charleston, WV
*ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 10AM*
Advance Tickets: $30
Day of Show: $35
Available online, by phone (877.987.6487), or at Taylor Books - Downtown Charleston.
Loudon Wainwright III - Loudon’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome, and two previous Grammy nominations for I’m Alright (1985) and More Love Songs (1986). His 2012 recording, Older Than My Old Man Now was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. And in 2014, Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet), marks his the 26th career release to-date. Wainwright is perhaps best known for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding (the “singing surgeon”) on the American television show, M*A*S*H. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. He 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, composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC’s Nightline, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. As an actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow. Loudon’s most recent project is his one-man play entitled Surviving Twin. A solo piece many years in the making, Surviving Twin is part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show, and Loudon III calls a “posthumous collaboration” with his writer father. Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)--or HGTB(Y), for short—is the 26th album in the long and illustrious career of Loudon Wainwright III. It follows his acclaimed Older Than My Old Man Now album—“my death n’ decay opus,” as Wainwright calls it, and 2010’s Grammy-winning High Wide & Handsome.
Beth & Nancy - Emmy Award winning actress MEGAN MULLALLY (Children's Hospital, Party Down and Will & Grace) met fellow actress STEPHANIE HUNT (Friday Night Lights, Californication and How To Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life) while in Austin filming the independent movie Somebody Up There Likes Me. The minute the two started singing together they realized they had something special...and those that have come out to see their new band, NANCY AND BETH, agree! Within just three months of their inception, N&B had already played such fabulous venues as Royce Hall in Los Angeles and been featured as a musical guest on CONAN.