About Lucy Wainwright Roche
Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. She is the daughter of two performing musicians, Loudon Wainwright and Suzzy Roche (The Roches). Her childhood was spent living out of a suitcase, either on the road, with her parents or being ferried around to different relatives in her big musical clan. About her childhood, Lucy has this to say: “I loved being on the road as a kid. It was like traveling in a pack, which is something that is fundamentally appealing to me. It included the best parts of a good book: the ups and downs of an ever-changing, ever-moving adventure, new characters in every town and all along I had everything I needed with me. My family, music and a window seat in the van.” In a family of rebels, she proved most rebellious by completing her Master’s Degree in Education and has spent several years teaching second and third grade in New York City. After singing backup with her brother, Rufus Wainwright, over the years 2005 & 2006, she decided to take some time off from the classroom to explore her life long relationship to singing and song writing. Described by the New York Times as having the best qualities of both her parents and a voice “clear as a bell”, Lucy is a refreshing, pure, alternative to the jive pop culture. She is alarmingly straightforward and unadorned. A young singer just beginning to find her own point of view from a unique perspective, she recently returned from a month long tour opening for her father, Loudon Wainwright just in time to open for her brother, Rufus in NYC. Lucy has just released her first recording “8 Songs”, a pure, solo, acoustic mix of original material and some surprising covers. She says, “A person can inherit their family’s name and a person can inherit their family’s stories but experience is something everyone aquires themselves. That’s what I’m thinking about as I’m starting to perform on my own.”
Umphrey’s McGee delivered a massive bust out of “Rising Bird” for the first time in over 16 years during a VIP set at their Georgia Theatre three-night closer in Athens.
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit continued their Ryman Residency in Nashville on Saturday where they debuted a cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping.”
Bon Iver’s appearance on ‘CBS This Morning’ featured an interview with the band as well as video of songs off their 2019 album ‘i,i’ and more from their recent show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Steely Dan delivered the first “Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)” in 45 years during the third outing of their five-night residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Trey Anastasio offered up a solo acoustic debut of “Sanity” and more during his concert at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Friday night.