Wednesday, August 1st: Suzzy and Maggie Roche, Sloan Wainwright & Lucy Wainwright Roche

Suzzy and Maggie Roche, Sloan Wainwright & Lucy Wainwright Roche
Madison Square Park, Manhattan

Suzzy and Maggie Roche have been singing together for most of their lives. Together with sister, Terre, they formed The Roches and recorded ten albums, performed all over the US and Europe for over twenty years. In 1973, Maggie and Terre began an apprenticeship with Paul Simon singing backup for “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon,” Paul Simon’s second solo album. Simon eventually signed the group to a production company and produced a track on “Seductive Reasoning,” (1975) eventually leading to their debut album “The Roches”. Sloan Wainwright is “..a masterful amalgam of folk, rock, jazz, blues and an occasional tincture of funk, discovering her music is like finding a treasure,” (The Boston Globe). Hard to categorize, her musical style melds the best of pop, folk, jazz, and blues to create a soulful hybrid. Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, is an indie-folk singer-songwriter. With a refreshingly, pure voice, NPR has compared her to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Patti Griffin. The New York Music Awards named Lucy as the Best Debut Singer-Songwriter in 2010.

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