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

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