- "Art Teacher"
- "Going to a Town"
Born into music, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has been performing his entire life. The son of folk-singing parents Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Wainwright wrote and performed his own music throughout his teenage years, touring with his family (including sister Martha Wainwright) while exuding proficiency and individuality.
Following a successful stint as a live performer, playing piano and guitar around Montreal, Wainwright found his way to a major-label deal. His self-titled 1998 debut topped many year-end best-of lists, and launched his career as an intelligent and timeless, yet distinctly modern, recording artist. He's since released four more albums, including the companion pieces Want One and Want Two, for which he toured extensively. His new disc is titled Release the Stars.