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Who’s Here I’m Alright and More Love Songs. No strangers to performing together, this is the first time the two will tour together in the United States after hitting the road in the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia. “Why not now?” Wainwright said when asked about why the two were finally touring the U.S. together after all these years. “I guess now is the time?” And as for what to expect: “Well, I’m going to show up with my guitar and sing my songs. And because Richard Thompson is on the bill, we’ll probably do some songs together.” With the August release of his latest album, Wainwright shows how versatile he is by paying homage to Charlie Poole. On High, Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, he tackles the vast repertoire of the banjo player who was a member of the group, the North Carolina Ramblers, back in the 1920s. “He was an amazing American artist,” Wainwright said. “He was a very interesting artist. He wasn’t a songwriter, but he was an amazing banjo player.” Poole’s best-known song, “The Deal,” sold 102,000 78s during the era he was

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By Tiffany Razzano For 12 years now, singer-songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III—best known for injecting his trademark humor and wit into the songs he writes, such as “Dead Skunk,” “Therapy” and many others—has called Shelter Island home. “I just like it there so much,” he said. “I think it’s called the un-Hampton. I saw it on a license plate there once.” Renting homes on Shelter Island for about 15 years before purchasing his own, he has long been considered a local and has often performed at area venues, including Guild Hall and especially The Stephen Talkhouse. Now, for the first time, he’ll be performing at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. But he won’t be alone. Calling it the Loud & Rich Tour, Wainwright will be joined by his longtime friend, Richard Thompson, known both for his work with Fairport Convention and his substantial wealth of solo material, and declared one of the world’s top 20 guitarists by Rolling Stone magazine. Thompson also produced several of his albums in the ‘80s, including the Grammy-nominated

Dan's Papers Sept. 25, 2009  

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Dan's Papers Sept. 25, 2009  

Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...

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