Grown Man

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Grown Man
Studio album by Loudon Wainwright III
Released October 2, 1995
Genre Folk
Label Virgin
Producer Loudon Wainwright III,
Jeffrey Lesser
Loudon Wainwright III chronology
Career Moves
Grown Man
Little Ship
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A-) [2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [3]

Grown Man is the thirteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, released on October 2, 1995 on Virgin Records. The release is generally considered less stark and somewhat more humorous that its predecessor, History.

Grown Man contains a song addressed to his daughter, Martha Wainwright, entitled "Father/Daughter Dialogue", on which they duet.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Loudon Wainwright III; except where indicated

  1. "The Birthday Present"
  2. "Grown Man"
  3. "That Hospital"
  4. "Housework"
  5. "Cobwebs"
  6. "A Year"
  7. "Father/Daughter Dialogue"
  8. "1994"
  9. "I.W.I.W.A.L.(I Wish I Was a Lesbian)"
  10. "Just A John"
  11. "I Suppose"
  12. "Dreaming"
  13. "The End Has Begun"
  14. "Human Cannonball"
  15. "Treasure Untold" (Jimmie Rodgers, Ellsworth T. Cozzens)


  • Loudon Wainwright III - guitar, vocals
  • Dom Cortese - accordion
  • Richard Crooks - drums
  • Steve Gaboury - organ, accordion
  • John Kaye - percussion
  • Randy Landau - bass
  • Jeffrey Lesser - percussion, Jew's harp, vocals
  • David Mansfield - bouzouki, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, electric & slide guitar
  • Chaim Tannenbaum - banjo, harmonica, vocals
  • Martha Wainwright - vocals on "Father/Daughter Dialogue"

Release history[edit]

  • CD: Virgin CDV2789