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Martha Wainwright - Come Home to Mama

Three years ago Martha had a baby and lost her mother, beloved folksinger Kate McGarrigle. No surprise, then, that her latest album mines deep emotions, especially on the touching “All Your Clothes,” written after sorting through her mum’s closet, and the powerful “Proserpina,” the last song her mother ever wrote.
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Obituary: Kate McGarrigle - compelling songs, spellbinding harmony

Obituary: Kate McGarrigle - compelling songs, spellbinding harmony
Folksinger Kate McGarrigle left a deep musical legacy both in recordings with her older sister Anna McGarrigle and in her two children, singer-songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. Kate and Anna McGarrigle were revered for their heavenly harmonies and sensitive love songs, made famous by the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Maria Muldaur. Lavish praise greeted the Montreal duo's arrival in the mid-1970s, with the British and American press citing the intimacy of their voices and honesty of their songs. Along with critically lauded albums, the McGarrigle sisters each gave birth to musically talented offspring. Kate McGarrigle grew up bilingual, but, in many ways, music was her first ...
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