Martha Wainwright

Event has passed (Mon Jul 14, 2014 - Mon Jul 14, 2014)
Former Yoshi's San Francisco Location - Now Closed
$22 - $26
Music, Folk


Contemporary folk artist and daughter of the legendary Loudon Wainwright III & Kate McGarrigle
Monday, July 14

8pm $22 adv, $26 day of show

With a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling entertainer and a refreshingly different, new force in music.

Martha is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, she spent her childhood immersed in music and often performing with her parents. She took the first step in her own recording career in 1998 when she contributed her song “Year of the Dragon” to her mother and aunt’s album The McGarrigle Hour. The same year she started singing back-up for her brother both live and on record.

Undoubtedly her own person, with her own sense of style, Martha creates her own music with an extraordinary versatile and compelling voice.

Martha's third studio album, Come Home To Mama (2013), via Cooperative Music in the U.S. was her first collection of original music in four years and was produced by Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto. Come Home To Mama followed Martha Wainwright’s live collection of Edith Piaf songs, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris in 2009.