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Martha Wainwright Launches Tour to Promote Album COME HOME TO MAMA Today, 10/10

Martha Wainwright Launches Tour to Promote Album COME HOME TO MAMA Today, 10/10

On October 16, Cooperative Music will release Martha Wainwright's third studio album, Come Home To Mama. She will perform material from the recording in select U.S. cities this fall and winter. Please see below for an itinerary of shows, beginning with two consecutive nights in New York City: tonight, October 10 at Littlefield in Brooklyn, and October 11 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village.

Wainwright's first collection of original music in four years, Come Home to Mama is produced by Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto. Recorded earlier this year, mostly at Sean Lennon's home studio in New York City, the recording combines the passionate angst of her 2005 eponymous debut with the twisted pop of 2008's I Know Your Married But I've Got Feelings Too. Honda and Wainwright have created an edgy, multi-instrumental soundscape that showcases Wainwright's raw, confessional poetry with undeniable style and grace. All of the songs are by Wainwright, except "Proserpina," the last song written by her mother, the widely beloved Kate McGarrigle (who never recorded it).

The 10-song Come Home to Mama features performances from Yuka C. Honda, Nels Cline (Wilco), Sean Lennon, Jim White (Dirty Three), Brad Albetta and Thomas Bartlett (Doveman).

During the winter of 2009 and 2010, Wainwright gave birth to her first child and lost her own mother. Confronted with both joy and anger, she composed a set of songs that are by turns angry and reflective. She states, "This record is a culmination of my life experiences so far. Everything changed for me a couple of years ago, and this record is a representation of that and a return to the reason I started writing songs." Wainwright continues, "I've made this record as a motherless child and as a mother. Two things I had never been before. For me, it is a new beginning."

Regarding Yuka C. Honda's production, Wainwright says, "Making this record was a totally different experience. Yuka's approach was very open. Sometimes I would just demo the song, singing in the closet, which served as the vocal booth, then she would build the track around that. In other instances we would jam with a few musicians and try and get a live take. I don't think I've ever sung this hard, played this hard, or tried this hard."

Come Home To Mama follows Martha Wainwright's live collection of Edith Piaf songs, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris (2009).

Martha Wainwright Upcoming U.S. Dates

October 10
Brooklyn, NY

October 11
New York, NY
(Le) Poisson Rouge

November 13
Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall

November 14
Burlington, VT
Higher Ground

November 15
Cambridge, MA
The Sinclair

November 19
Philadelphia, PA
World Café Live

November 20
Pittsburgh, PA
Club Cafe

November 21
Vienna, VA
Jammin' Java

December 19
Oakland, CA
The Fox Theater
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December 21
Los Angeles, CA
Royce Hall
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December 22
Los Angeles, CA
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Martha Wainwright is represented worldwide by Danny Goldberg and Karen Demeusy for GoldVE Entertainment.

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