Photo Recap: Martha Wainwright at The Rockwood Music Hall

Last night was the first of Martha Wainwright‘s four Monday night shows at The Rockwood Music Hall.  Although Martha said she was thinking of the scene in Crazy Heart where only four people show up, the smaller room at The Rockwood was at capacity.  Martha played solo guitar but was joined by Thomas Bartlett on piano for a few songs.  The program was a combination of songs written the past week, some older material and one cover, a Kate McGarrigle (Martha’s mother) song.

7 Responses to Photo Recap: Martha Wainwright at The Rockwood Music Hall

  1. Joanie says:

    Being able to see the beautiful Martha in an intimate space makes me wish I lived in NYC.

  2. I am crazy about Kate and Anna McGarrigle. I’m going to try to go to one of these Mondays.

  3. Which song by Kate McGarrigle?

    • Eliot says:

      I really don’t know much of The McGarrigles’ material and I didn’t recognize it.

    • Kris says:

      She did “Tell my sister”

      • That song is from their first album. It’s a wrenching, beautiful song of leaving London and going back to Canada with two children after her marriage to Loudon Wainwright. Oy, I love that song:

        Weather man on the radio
        threatens rain maybe snow
        He just forecasts he don’t know
        I need blue skies
        I’ve got to go

        I’m not a cowboy, I’ve never been shot
        I’m not a convict I’ve never been caught
        Tell my sister
        To tell my mother
        I’m coming home
        Home, alone

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