Lucy Wainwright Roche On Mountain Stage

Set List

  • "Rather Go"
  • "Spring"
  • "Frank Mills"
  • "Saddest Sound"
Lucy Wainwright Roche

Lucy Wainwright Roche's mother, father, sister, brother and aunts were all renowned musicians before she started performing regularly. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Lucy Wainwright Roche was born into songwriting royalty as the daughter of Suzzy Roche (of The Roches) and Loudon Wainwright III. Even in such an artistically talented family — half-brother Rufus Wainwright and half-sister Martha Wainwright are both successful musicians — Roche remains unique. Her voice sounds more delicate than that of her sister Martha, and her songs feel less theatrical than those of her brother Rufus.

Roche was once a elementary schoolteacher in New York City, but when Rufus Wainwright asked her to join him on tour as a background vocalist, she caught the performing bug. Life on the road soon took over, and she has released two EPs since: 8 Songs and then 8 More.

Neither recording was available back when she made this Mountain Stage appearance, but the first EP does contain "Rather Go" and "Saddest Sound." Her previous work as a teacher informs her seasonal ode "Spring," and she helps celebrate the 40th anniversary of the musical Hair with "Frank Mills."

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