All In A Family
Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, and Lucy Wainwright Roche
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre
Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and plenty of familial harmonies with Grammy Award-winning American Folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and acclaimed songwriters Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche.
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
Loudon’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, a plethora of movie and TV credits, and now his new autobiography, “Liner Notes” (2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 he won the Best Traditional Folk Album GRAMMY for “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” and his 2012 recording, “Older Than My Old Man Now,” was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison. He’s penned music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel “Lucky You,” topical songs for NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” and ABC’s “Nightline,” and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Loudon has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow, and you may remember him as Captain Calvin Spalding, the “singing surgeon”, on the television show, “M*A*S*H.”
After a lifetime of performing and recording, these days Suzzy enjoys singing on the road with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche. Lucy & Suzzy recorded their first CD Fairytale and Myth which won the popular vote for best singer/songwriter album of the year for the Independent Music Awards 2014 and released their second recording Mud & Apples in 2016. Suzzy’s career in music began when she and her two sisters founded The Roches, a vocal group known for their rich harmonies, quirky lyrics, and casually comedic stage performances, which still performs today. An acclaimed singer-songwriter in her own right, Suzzy has recorded two solo albums. She has written two books, appeared in film (remember Marilyn in Crossing Delancey) and has taught at NYU and Princeton.
LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE
Lucy Wainwright Roche is the daughter of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, and the half-sister of singer-songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. Initially bypassing the family career to teach, Lucy later made the decision to pursue music full-time. In 2008 she was one of the winners of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “Emerging Artist” competition, and the following year, her song “Snare Drum” earned her the Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song. Roche released her debut album, Lucy, in October 2010. Lucy has opened for such acts for the Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Girlyman, Amos Lee, her father Loudon Wainwright III, and Rufus Wainwright. She has also has sung backup for Grammy-nominated artist Neko Case, including an appearance with Case on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”