Lucy Wainwright Roche / Lindsay Fuller
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Lucy Wainwright Roche is an American singer-songwriter and the daughter of musicians, Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche. In addition to touring the country opening for such acts as the Indigo Girls, Amos Lee, her father, and brother Rufus Wainwright, Wainwright Roche has also sung backup for Grammy-nominated artist Neko Case, including an appearance with Case on The Late Show with David Letterman. “Saddest Sound,” a song from her first EP, appeared in the television show Lipstick Jungle. Wainwright Roche was one of the winners of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist competition in 2008. In 2009, she won the Grassy Hill Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Singer-Songwriter competition as well as Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter award for her song, “Snare Drum,” at the Independent Music Awards.
Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Lindsay Fuller makes peace with the Christ-haunted South by writing songs about the one thing that make 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. Her latest record, You, Anniversary, released by ATO Records in the spring of 2012, is the result of a woman who has spent the bulk of her life trying to tell a story well. The title track is based on W.S Merwin’s poem, For The Anniversary of My Death. Her deep mournful vocal style, which has garnered comparisons to Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, and Nick Cave, sounds as though it comes from a place of necessity and nowhere else. The result is a rowdy, yet affecting telling of stories involving all the things that make the beauty and violence of the human experience so damn curious.