Daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, Martha Wainwright was raised in a musical family in Montreal. With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. Martha began building a buzz back in 1999 with her well-noted EPs. In 2005, she released her critically and commercially successful, self-titled debut LP. Martha followed that with her sophomore album, I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too (2008), which showed her great musical maturity and talent as a songwriter. Two years later she toured the world promoting her third album, San Fusils, Ni Souliers à Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record. This extraordinary album – a tribute to the great Edith Piaf – was received with glowing reviews, leaving audiences stunned by Martha’s incredible range and talent. Martha’s most recent release, Goodnight City (2016), has her returning to the rawness of her first recording and features songs written by and co-written with other great songwriters, including her brother, Rufus and her aunt, Anna McGarrigle. Martha Wainwright is clearly a versatile artist with endless talent; we are thrilled to welcome her to Folk Harbour for the first time.
Thursday: Main Stage