Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Martha Wainwright - Mr Smalls - 11.20.12 - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Martha Wainwright will be appearing at Mr Smalls this Tuesday, 11.20. She is touring behind her new LP released this passed October entitled Come Home to Mama. This is her first album of own songs in over four years. She has quite the pedigree as she is the daughter of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and the sister of singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. She recorded this album after the death of her mother (who the album is dedicated to) and birth of her own child. Her first single 'Proserpina' was actually written by her late mother. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us at with your name to enter. 

From her press:

Produced by Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono), and written by Martha Wainwright, Come Home To Mama (MapleMusic Recordings) is an emotional roller coaster that dazzles throughout. Recorded earlier this year in New York City, mostly at Sean Lennon’s home studio, Come Home To Mama has the passionate angst of her 2005 self-titled debut coupled with the twisted pop of 2008′s I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too.

In the past, Wainwright worked with husband Brad Albetta, but this time out chose Honda to add a feminine touch. Honda’s husband, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, provides the musical thread throughout this captivating disc. Guest musicians on the new album include Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), keyboards; Brad Albetta, bass and drummer Jim White (Dirty Three).

“Making this record was a totally different experience,” Wainwright says. “Yuka’s approach was very open. Sometimes I would just demo the song, singing in the closet which served as the vocal booth, then she would build the track around that. In other instances we would jam with a few musicians and try to get a live take.”
“This record is a culmination of my life experiences so far. Everything changed for me a couple years ago and this record is a representation of that and a return to the reason I started writing songs,” she adds. “I can’t wait to hit the road with my family and new band in tow.”

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $13 and can be found here. 

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