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

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