Martha Wainwright + Roseanne Reid
This is Martha Wainwright’s story, about growing up in a bohemian musical family and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, music and more.
Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III and sister to Rufus Wainwright, Martha grew up in a world filled with legends like Leonard Cohen, Anna McGarrigle, Richard and Linda Thompson, Pete Townshend and Emmylou Harris.
It was within this loud, boisterous, musical milieu that Martha came of age, exploding onto the music scene with her critically acclaimed debut album Martha Wainwright, which contained the blistering hit, ‘Bloody Mother F*cking Asshole’, which the Sunday Times called one of the best songs of that year.
In her new memoir Stories I Might Regret Telling You, published by Simon & Schuster, Martha digs into the deep recesses of herself, describing her tumultuous journey from awkward, earnest and rebellious daughter, through her intense competition and ultimate alliance with her brother Rufus, to the heart-breaking loss of their mother Kate, and then, finally, discovering her voice as an artist. With candour and grace, Martha writes of becoming a mother herself and making peace with her past struggles with Kate and her younger self.
This concert draws on stories and songs referenced in the book and also Martha's last album Love Will Be Reborn on Cooking Vinyl, which the Sunday Times chose as their Album of The Week, hailing 'that extraordinary voice, as open as a book, as fragile as a flickering flame."
You can order the book directly from the publisher by clicking here
Martha Wainwright has chosen Roseanne Reid to open this special concert
Following her recent tour with Teddy Thompson, Roseanne Reid brings her mix of folk, Americana, and blues to the show. With two powerful story tellers on the same night, this will be a concert of beautiful, heartfelt music recounting the true human experience
Roseanne releases her new EP Horticulture late April here
Wednesday 27 July | LONDON Cadogan Hall
Thursday 28 July | BRISTOL Redgrave Theatre
Friday 29 July | FOLKSTONE Quarterhouse
Tuesday 2 August | SNAPE Maltings
Wednesday 3 August | CHESTER Storyhouse
Friday 5 August | WICKHAM Festival
Saturday 6 August | MILTON KEYNES Stables
Sunday 7 August | NEWCASTLE Wylam Brewery
Wednesday 10 August | DUN LAOGHAIRE Pavilion Theatre
Thursday 11 August | BANGOR Open House Festival