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

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