Lucy Wainwright Roche
"Sincere and raw, at times recalling Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin, Roche's bittersweet voice leaps out; she paints an indelible image...with her voice as the song's story unfolds... her beautiful voice is all her own."
-NPR Song of the Day
Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in Greenwich Village, the daughter of two performing musicians--Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (The Roches). Her childhood was spent living out of a suitcase, either on the road with her parents or being ferried around to different relatives in her big musical clan. Although she loved traveling as a kid and took towriting songs at an early age, Lucy was the child of rebels and pursued her own path, leading her to attend Oberlin College, pursue a Master’s Degree in education and become a second and third grade teacher. But music was in Lucy’s blood, and when her brother Rufus Wainwright invited her to sing backup on a few tours in 2005 and 2006, she left the classroom to pursue her music. Drawing on her experiences from teaching and traveling, she began writing new songs and recorded her debut CD 8 Songs in 2007, receiving rave reviews from National Public Radio and The New York Times. She hit the road full-time, playing across North America, Europe and Australia with such notable acts as Amos Lee, Dar Williams, Neko Case, Mary Gauthier and Teddy Thompson. Her crystalline voice, charming stage presence and refreshingly honest songwritng has made her a quick favorite with audiences, whether she’s playing in a theater, rock club or a national radio show like Mountain Stage.