Martha Wainwright

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Martha Wainwright
Martha Wainwright, 2021.
Martha Wainwright, 2021.
Background information
Born (1976-05-08) May 8, 1976 (age 45)
OriginMontreal, Quebec
GenresFolk, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active1996–present
LabelsMapleMusic
Associated actsRufus Wainwright, The Wainwright Sisters, Snow Patrol
Websitemarthawainwright.com

Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter.

She is signed with the independent record labels Rounder Records in the United States, DiS in the United Kingdom, MapleMusic Recordings in Canada, V2 Records in Europe and Shock Records in Australia.[1] She has received positive reviews for her performances.[2] In 2013, she recorded the soundtrack album for the fourth season of the television drama series Trauma.[3]

She participated in the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, advocating for Jocelyne Saucier's novel And the Birds Rained Down.[4]

She is the daughter of American folk singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. She was raised in a musical family along with her older brother, Rufus Wainwright, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

She married her producer Brad Albetta in September 2007; as of 2018 they are divorced.[5] They have two sons, Arcangelo and Francis.[6]

In 2020, Martha hosted the television series Mix sonore, a bilingual production featuring Canadian musicians. The show was broadcast on the network Unis TV.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spotlight: Martha Wainwright".
  2. ^ Jude Rogers (23 June 2007). "Guardian Review, June 23. 2007 for example". London: Music.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Au tour de Martha Wainwright". canoe.ca, February 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "CBC announces Canada Reads finalists". Toronto Star, January 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Dunlevy, T'cha (17 December 2018). "Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Noël Nights continues family tradition". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. ^ Dunlevy, T'cha (17 December 2018). "Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Noël Nights continues family tradition". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Martha Wainwright hosts live music tv show". Retrieved 12 April 2021.

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