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

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