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Martha Wainwright

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Born in Montreal to parents of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright was engulfed in a sea of music from childbirth. Often singing or performing on-stage and in the studio at an early age, Wainwright became agitated at the thought of a musical career during high school. Shunning music, she decided to study drama at Montreal's Concordia University instead. Soon after starting her studies, however, Wainwright began composing her own material and performing in clubs and coffeehouses around Montreal. In 1997, she released her debut effort, a cassette entitled Ground Floor. She also began touring with her older brother Rufus Wainwright as a backing vocalist and musician. Moving from Montreal to New York, Wainwright took part in a stage musical called Largo. She also released a self-titled EP, as well as a four-song EP called Factory in 2002. In February 2005, Wainwright released another EP called Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole, followed by the eponymous Martha Wainwright (her full-length debut album) in April. Her second full-length effort, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too, arrived in spring 2008. A year later, Wainwright released Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, a Paris, a 15-song collection of live Edith Piaf covers. In 2012, she returned with her third studio album, Come Home to Mama. Recorded in Sean Lennon's home studio, the album was produced by Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda and featured such guest artists as Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and Dirty Three drummer Jim White. 2015 saw Wainwright team up with her half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche as the Wainwright Sisters; they released an album of lullabies titled Songs in the Dark. Wainwright returned to the emotionally direct approach of her early work for 2016's Goodnight City. Along with six of her own new songs, the album included songwriting contributions from Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, and novelist Michael Ondaatje. ~ Jason MacNeil
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Martha Wainwright

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    Popularity
  2.   You Cheated Me
  3.   Tower of Song
  4.   Bleeding All Over You
  5.   Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole
  6.   Whither Must I Wander
  7.   Take the Reins
  8.   Baby
  9.   Le Monde Est Stone
  10.   Tu Peux Partir
  11.   How Soon
  12.   I Wish I Were
  13.   Tower Song
  14.   Don't Forget
  15.   When the Day Is Short
  16.   Cette Vie
  17.   The Traitor
  18.   Bring Back My Heart
  19.   Factory
  20.   I Will Internalize
  21.   These Flowers
  22.   Quand Le Jour Est Court
  23.   Niger River
  24.   Dans le Silence
  25.   One of Us
  26.   Who Was I Kidding?
  27.   TV Show
  28.   Ayoye
  29.   Far Away
  30.   Love Is a Stranger
  31.   Alexandria
  32.   Matapedia
  33.   J'intérioriserai
  34.   The Maker
  35.   Before the Children Came Along
  36.   This Life
  37.   Francis
  38.   Jesus and Mary
  39.   All By Myself
  40.   The George Song
  41.   Tell My Sister
  42.   La Nuit N'en Finit Plus
  43.   Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu?
  44.   Piano Music
  45.   Franci
  46.   I Am Woman
  47.   I've a New Friend
  48.   So Many Friends
  49.   In the Middle of the Night
  50.   Si Dieu Existe
  51.   Around the Bend
  52.   Hearts Club Band
  53.   G.P.T.
  54.   It's Over
  55.   Traveller
  56.   Jimi
  57.   See Emily Play
  58.   Ball & Chain
  59.   Comin' Tonight
  60.   P.O.V. Waltz by Jim Campilongo
  61.   Proserpina
  62.   Me Glisser Sous Ta Peau
  63.   I'll Be Seeing You
  64.   Look Into My Eyes
  65.   All the Way to San Francisco
  66.   Window
  67.   So Down
  68.   Mon Corps
  69.   T'es Jamais Partie

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