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Martha Wainwright

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

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

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