Loudon Wainwright III has lived a full life as a musician and has even managed to play a somewhat minor role in the evolution of American music in the later half of the 20th century. He started playing guitar in the 60s, but after a move to San Francisco, to witness the then glorious hippie culture, Wainwright sold his instrument for a few yoga lessons. Later, after a move to Rhode Island, an old lobsterman convinced Wainwright to borrow a friends guitar and start writing. The pensive tunes that Wainwright created were greeted with great enthusiasm from listeners and after a move to New York, Wainwright managed to land a respectable recording contract in 1970. Since then he has managed to continually release critically acclaimed folk albums and he is still considered one of America's great musicians who's still able to tour.