Loudon Wainwright III Performs 'Posthumous Collaboration' With His Dad

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Loudon Wainwright III's new one-man show is called 'Surviving Twin'

Loudon Wainwright III’s last album, Older Than My Old Man Now, was a rueful, often funny meditation on aging and death, much of it about his late father, LIFE Magazine columnist and editor Loudon Wainwright, Jr. Now the younger Wainwright is taking the subject a step further, with a new one-man show he describes as a “posthumous collaboration” with his dad.

Loudon Wainwright III joins Soundcheck host John Schaefer to perform excerpts from the show, Surviving Twin, and listen to a bit of his forthcoming album, Haven't Got the Blues (Yet). "Oddly enough," says Wainwright, "I feel closer to my father now — and he's been dead for over 25 years — than I ever have."