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Lucy Wainwright Roche on
Lucy Wainwright Roche on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
- "The Worst Part"
- "Mercury News"
- "Open Season"
- "Snare Drum"
Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche makes her second appearance on Mountain Stage. The daughter of folk-music royalty — Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche — Roche didn't jump right in to the family business. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College in Ohio before earning a masters degree in education from Bank Street College in Manhattan. While she was teaching elementary school in New York City, she finally "got the hankering to give music a go."
Roche did some backup singing for her brother Rufus Wainwright, and the seed was planted. She released two EPs before recording her first full-length album in 2010, Lucy, which features collaborations with Amy Ray and This American Life's Ira Glass. Roche's set draws almost entirely from the original material on her new album, and closes with a brilliant cover of the Christine McVie-penned Fleetwood Mac tune "Everywhere."
This segment originally aired on December 22, 2011.