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Martha Wainwright: Martha's Extending The Musical Family

j. poet, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 October 2005

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT has a pedigree that could be daunting. She's the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle (of the McGarrigle Sisters), sister of burgeoning pop star Rufus Wainwright and something of a late bloomer. With both parents, an aunt and a sibling holding down secure seats in the folk, pop and singer/songwriter traditions, Wainwright thought long and hard about going into the "family business."

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