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

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