Artist biog

Martha Wainwright

With anundeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is abeguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music.  Since2005, she has released three full length studio albums and various EPs thathave been met with worldwide critical acclaim.  In 2012, Martha releasedher latest studio album, Come Home To Mama, which Mojo Magazinestated was "a substantial and brilliantly sung career best." Martha has been seen performing in Martin Scorsese's film The Aviator,and also recently completed production as an actor in the upcoming HBOminiseries Olive Ketteridge to be released later this year. She is also currently writing her memoir, Stories I Might RegretTelling You, to be published by Flatiron Books, Winter 2016.


Born intothe 'first family' of folk royalty, Martha is the daughter of the celebratedsinger-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister ofacclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.  Born in New York City andraised in Montreal, she spent her childhood immersed in music and oftenperformed with her parents.  She took the first step in her own recordingcareer in 1998 when she contributed the song 'Year of the Dragon' to her motherand aunt's album The McGarrigle Hour.  The same year shestarted singing back-up for her brother both live and on record.  




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