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Going Her Own Way: Martha Wainwright Makes Her Musical Mark

Erik Himmelsbach, LA CityBeat, 31 March 2005

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT almost didn't bother to pursue music. Because of her parents, singer-songwriters Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, who occupy certain esteemed places in the folk-music pantheon. Because of her brother, Rufus, currently the enfant terrible of fop-pop and self-proclaimed gay messiah.

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