MARTHA WAINWRIGHT (LIVE)
With an undeniably expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. Since 2005, she has released three full length studio albums and various EPs that have been met with worldwide critical acclaim.
Born into the ‚first family‘ of folk royalty, Martha is the daughter of the celebrated singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and folk legend Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, she spent her childhood immersed in music and often performed with her parents. She took the first step in her own recording career in 1998 when she contributed her song „Year of the Dragon” to her mother and aunt’s album „The McGarrigle Hour”. The same year she started singing back-up for her brother Rufus both live and on record.
In October 2012 Martha released her third studio album, „Come Home To Mama“. The album was produced by Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto. Recorded mostly at Sean Lennon’s home studio in New York City, the album displays the passionate angst of her 2005 eponymous debut album „Martha Wainwright“ coupled with the twisted pop of 2008’s „I Know Your Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too”.
Martha has been seen performing in Martin Scorsese‘s film „The Aviator“, and also recently completed production as an actor in the upcoming HBO miniseries „Olive Kitteridge“ playing alongside with Frances McDormand and Bill Murray. She is also currently writing her memoir, „Stories I Might Regret Telling You“, to be published by Flatiron Books 2016.