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Richard Thompson And Loudon Wainwright III On World Cafe | April 26, 2011 |

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Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III have each assembled remarkable careers, full of top-notch albums and influential music that spans at least 40 years. In the five decades that Thompson has been making music, he's earned some of the highest possible praise for his work as a live performer, guitarist, singer and songwriter. Wainwright, for his part, has recorded more than 20 albums, and is celebrated on an aptly titled new box set called 40 Odd Years.
 
An L.A.-based artist via West London, Thompson started his musical career when he was 18 after forming Fairport Convention. As Fairpoint Convention evolved, so did Thompson's guitar playing and songwriting, and after four years with the band, he released a 1972 solo album called Henry the Human Fly. Thompson has since released more than 40 albums, marked by his intricate guitar work and dramatically unfolding stories about everything from family to war.
 
Last year, Thompson released Dream Attic, while Wainwright put out 10 Songs for the New Depression, on which he reworks songs from the Depression era. Here, the two folk-rock legends describe how they began performing with one another for the Loud and Rich Tour. They also play songs together as part of the 2011 Cayamo Cruise. (link)
 
Playlist - HOUR ONE
 
Steve Miller Band "Space Cowboy" Anthology
PJ Harvey "Written On The Forehead" Let England Shake
The Heavy "How You Like Me Now?" The House That Dirt Built
Loudon Wainwright III & Richard Thompson "I Want To See Some Bright Lights Tonight" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Loudon Wainwright III & Richard Thompson "If I Lose" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Loudon Wainwright III & Richard Thompson "The Animal Song" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Loudon Wainwright III & Richard Thompson "Down Where The Drunkards Roll" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Loudon Wainwright III & Richard Thompson "A Heart Needs A Home" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Swell Season "Low Rising" Strict Joy
Afro Celt Sound System "Whirly Reel" Volume 1 Sound Magic'
 
Playlist - HOUR TWO
 
Elton John "Amoreena" Tumbleweed Connection
Emmylou Harris "The Road" Hard Bargain
Gram Parsons "Return Of The Grievous Angel" GP/Grievous Angel
Middle Brother "Someday" Middle Brother
Foster The People "Pumped Up Kicks" Foster The People EP
Gomez "Options" Whatever's On Your Mind
Squeeze "Tempted" East Side Story
Junip "Always" Fields
Nick Drake "Cello Song" Five Leaves Left
Hayes Carll "Hard Out Here" Kmag Yoyo
Kathleen Edwards "I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory" Asking For Flowers
My Morning Jacket "Circuital" Circuital