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Loudon Wainwright III honors Charlie Poole with double album

Loudon Wainwright III will release a two-disc tribute to Charlie Poole this summer that examines the life of the country music pioneer.

Featured Photos: Martha Wainwright, Noise Pop Festival, SF, CA - Feb. 26, 2009

Effortless and acrobatic are two words that could describe Martha Wainwright's singing voice--which isn't surprising when one considers her lineage: father Loudon Wainwright III and mother Canadian folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Along with her brother, Rufus Wainwright, the family home was thoroughly steeped in music.

Briefly: Kanye West, All Good festival, 'High School Musical,' Loudon Wainwright III

Two ushers working the doors at the National Exhibition Center near Birmingham, England, were shot Tuesday (2/28) as rapper Kanye West performed inside, according to British press reports.

Briefly: Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Courtney Love, Loudon Wainwright III

Brian Wilson issues a new album titled "Gettin' In Over My Head" on June 22, which will be his first new studio set in six years.

Briefly: String Cheese Incident, Joshua Gracin, Suge Knight, Loudon Wainwright III, Hoobastank

Jam band the String Cheese Incident has nailed down a Sept. 23 release date for a new studio album titled "Untying the Not."