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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, January 11th, 2013

My colleague David Jasper talked to folk singer and father of an impressive brood, Loudon Wainwright III, about the inevitability of getting older … and what comes after that. Here’s an excerpt:

(Wainwright) told GO!, “I had a collection of songs that it seemed like, every single one of them, in one way or another, dealt with the topic. So I threw caution to the wind … my producer Dick Connette (and I) just decided to focus on that particular subject, and I think we did.”

They were conscious of not making things too heavy.

“Certainly, with that subject, it needs a light touch. Otherwise, you just get people bummed out for 50 minutes or however long the record lasts,” he said. “The idea being, we’re going to do a record about death and decay, but it would be entertaining.”

Read the whole thing by clicking here.

Elsewhere in the section:

– Brilliant banjo picker Danny Barnes and masterful mandolinist Matt Sircely will play twice this weekend: tonight in Sisters and Saturday in Bend. (Here is video, photos and a review of his terrific late-2011 show in Bend.)

– Prineville-based Christian band Ergo Rex celebrates its new album with a show tonight.

Plus: David Jacobs-Strain at the HarmonyHouse, Giraffe Dodgers and The Brown Edition at McMenamins, Bend d’Vine’s new jazz series, Tony Smiley + Keez + MoWo, The Selfless Riot, Greg Botsford and more. It’s all here.