Thursday, March 10, 2011

Artist: Martha Wainwright, Album: Martha Wainwright, Song: Factory

"These are not my people, I should never have come here.  The chick with the dick and the gift for the gab.  I know a place, I've seen the face.  I'll take the coast from factory to factory."  Martha Wainwright is the daughter of musical parents, Kate McGarrigle (see blog 9/3/10) and Loudon Wainwright III.  She was raised in Montreal, Quebec but she sold her soul to rock 'n' roll in New York.  She released some of her first recordings in the nineties before her self-titled debut was released in 2005 with Maple Music.  She self produced it along with her husband, Brad Albetta.  It is one of my favourite albums of all time.  Martha's vocals are hypnotizing and very reminiscent of her mother.  The track, Factory, is my favourite on the album.  Her late mother Kate plays banjo on this track.  The album also features her brother Rufus and Garth Hudson from The Band.  She was nominated for a Juno for New Artist of the Year but lost out to Daniel Powter.  Martha has released two more albums since her debut.  Her most recent is a collection of Edith Piaf covers that was released in 2010.  She has also become an international sensation, touring the world and sharing stages or collaborating with artists like Annie Lennox, Snow Patrol and Hole.  You can follow Martha at  You can purchase Martha's entire discography on Itunes.  You can hear the song, Factory, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!