The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche
Friday, May 31st 8:00 PM Foothills Event Center
Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche have been touring together for a few years now. Their first collaboration, Fairytale and Myth, won the Vox Pop best singer/songwriter CD for the Independent Music Awards. Their album Mud and Apples is a mix of original songs as well as beloved covers. The mother-daughter show stands out as an evening of smart, thoughtful songs with plenty of elegant and familial harmonies.
Suzzy is a founding member of the singing group The Roches. She has written two books: a novel Wayward Saints, and a children’s book Want To Be in a Band? Her second novel, The Town Crazy, is looking for a publisher.
In addition to recording numerous albums with The Roches, Suzzy has recorded two solo albums and an unusual collection of musical prayers, Zero Church (with Maggie Roche), which was developed at the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University. Suzzy has taught performance at NYU graduate and undergraduate schools and at Princeton University in the Atelier Program.
Singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (The Roches) and half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, was born and raised in New York City.
Wainwright Roche spent her formative years traveling with and amongst her large musical family. In 2005 and 2006, she joined brother Rufus on tour to sing backup and in 2007 released an eight song debut album. Tours followed with the likes of Dar Williams, Neko Case and Amos Lee and critics began mentioning her in the same breath as Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin. Wainwright Roche’s first, full-length recording, Lucy, arrived in 2010.