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

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