Lucy Wainwright Roche & Lindsay Fuller
A folk scion and a death-haunted Southern songwriter
The daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin by National Public Radio. She rebelled against the family business by teaching elementary school for several years before getting involved in music, and when she did get started it was with a voice totally her own. Since 2007, Lucy has released two EPs and a studio album entitled "Lucy" (2010), toured the U.S., Canada and Europe, and has performed with The Indigo Girls, Neko Case, and Over the Rhine. Lucy is known for her crystal clear voice and straightforward, funny stage presence. She appears tonight wiht Alabama-raised Lindsay Fuller, who, in her own words, " makes her peace with the Christ-haunted South by writing songs about the one thing that makes us all equal and honest, death. However, don't be misled; the darkness in her songs is more about bringing things to light than bringing folks down." The title track of her latest recording, "You, Anniversary," is based on W.S Merwin's poem, "For The Anniversary of My Death," in which the poet contemplates the fact that he passes the future day of his death each year unaware. Lindsay's song, a duet with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, weaves a beautiful portrait of someone awake to her own mortality yet frustrated with how death undermines what she's built.