11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche and half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up with music all around her. Yet she was among the last to succumb to its charms and start a solo career. Her second album, There Is a Last Time for Everything, is a huge jump from her debut, Lucy. Recorded in Nashville with co-producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin, the album features a confident singer who captures a perfect, practical balance between folk and adult pop. The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy joins her for “Seek and Hide.” Mary Chapin Carpenter adds her voice to the quirky waltz “A Quiet Life.” But it’s Lucy’s show, and whether she’s toying with Robyn’s dance-pop hit “Call Your Girlfriend” and turning it into a desperate plea or laying it all on the line on the fatalistic “Last Time,” she’s the saddest, most convincing female singer since Golden Palominos veteran Lori Carson, whose Everything I Touch Runs Wild sounds like Lucy’s spiritual counterpart.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche and half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up with music all around her. Yet she was among the last to succumb to its charms and start a solo career. Her second album, There Is a Last Time for Everything, is a huge jump from her debut, Lucy. Recorded in Nashville with co-producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin, the album features a confident singer who captures a perfect, practical balance between folk and adult pop. The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy joins her for “Seek and Hide.” Mary Chapin Carpenter adds her voice to the quirky waltz “A Quiet Life.” But it’s Lucy’s show, and whether she’s toying with Robyn’s dance-pop hit “Call Your Girlfriend” and turning it into a desperate plea or laying it all on the line on the fatalistic “Last Time,” she’s the saddest, most convincing female singer since Golden Palominos veteran Lori Carson, whose Everything I Touch Runs Wild sounds like Lucy’s spiritual counterpart.

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About Lucy Wainwright Roche

Singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (the Roches) and half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, was born and raised in New York City. Wainwright Roche spent her formative years traveling with and amongst her large musical family. After high school, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, earned a Master’s degree in education at Bank Street College of Education in Manhattan, and eventually began teaching second and third grade. In 2005 and 2006, she joined brother Rufus on tour to sing backup, and by 2007 had ditched the classroom for good and released an eight song, debut CD. Tours followed with the likes of Dar Williams, Neko Case, and Amos Lee, and critics began mentioning her in the same breath as Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin. Wainwright Roche’s first, full-length recording, Lucy, arrived in 2010. ~ James Christopher Monger

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