Monday, November 19, 2012

World Cafe Live (Downstairs)
Philadelphia, PA

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World Cafe Live (Downstairs)
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Phone: (215) 222-1400
3025 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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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. After leaving college, Martha moved to New York City and distinguished herself almost immediately. Martha released a self-titled EP as well as a four-song EP called Factory in 2002. In February 2005 Wainwright released an EP called Bloody Motherfu*king As*hole, followed by the eponymous Martha Wainwright in April to great critical and commercial acclaim. In the January 2005 issue of Mojo Norah Jones listed her as one of the “best things she heard all year.” London’s Sunday Times included “Bloody Mother Fu*king As*hole” in their songs of the year and Rolling Stone called BMFA “a blistering prelude to her debut album.” Throughout her career, Martha has also contributed to albums by Dan Bern, Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Rufus Wainwright, Snow Patrol and Teddy Thompson among others. Monday, November 19th, 2012 Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm | Downstairs Live Advance Tickets: $18 + processing fees Day of Show Tickets: $20 + processing fees
Ticket Price: $18
Door Time:7pm
Show Time:8pm
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=2642&c=39&pg=2

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