Martha Wainwright brings her folk rock to Hamilton's Molson Canadian Studio on April 27
Folk/rock singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright is the daughter of folk musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of Rufus Wainwright, so it’s no wonder music, especially folk, runs through her veins.
With three studio albums to her name, including 2012’s Come Home to Mama - which was recorded at Sean Lennon's home studio in New York City and produced by Yuka Honda - Wainwright is on the road again, supporting her latest release and showing Canada her musical chops.
Just two of her many musical accomplishments include performing "Tower of Song" and "The Traitor" at the Leonard Cohen tribute concert, which later became the film and album Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, and being joined by Annie Lennox and 22 other female artists to raise awareness of HIV in Africa with the single "Sing", which was released on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2007.
When it comes to her live performances, Wainwright has played massive festivals like Lollapalooza and the V Festival and she also took to the stage with her brother at the Hollywood Bowl in September '07. SPIN described one of her 2008 performances as, “Slowly strumming her guitar and along with a powerful voice, she knew she had the crowd wrapped around her finger."
If you’re looking to start your Wainwright education now, we recommend "Proserpina", Come Home to Mama’s first single, which was written by her mother who unfortunately passed away in 2010.
Who: Martha Wainwright
When: April 27
Where: Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place (10 Macnab St S)