Loudon Wainwrights III performs at the Kessler Theater tonight.

On hius website, Wainwright says, “I started playing the guitar around 1960 and after seeing Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in 1962 I acquired a brand new musical role model.I was unhappy at St. Andrews, but thank God for teenage rebellion — it can get you through. I graduated in 1965, went on to drama school at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh,10 dropped out in 1967 and headed west to San Francisco where all the other long-haired lemmings were bound at that time.”

DEETS: Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St. at 8 p.m. $25-$37.50