Artist biog

Martha Wainwright

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music.  Since 2005, she has released three full length studio albums and various EPs that have been met with worldwide critical acclaim.  In 2012, Martha released her latest studio album, Come Home To Mama, which Mojo Magazine stated 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 HBO miniseries Olive Ketteridge to be released later this year. She is also currently writing her memoir, Stories I Might Regret Telling You, to be published by Flatiron Books, Winter 2016.


Born into the 'first family' of folk royalty, Martha is the daughter of the celebrated singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.  Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, she spent her childhood immersed in music and often performed with her parents.  She took the first step in her own recording career in 1998 when she contributed the song 'Year of the Dragon' to her mother and aunt's album The McGarrigle Hour.  The same year she started singing back-up for her brother both live and on record.  




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