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

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