Published Sep 15, 2015After collaborating with members of Cibo Matto and the Dirty Three for 2012's Come Home to Mama, folk artist Martha Wainwright is taking a more familial approach to her next LP. Specifically, she's teamed up with sister Lucy Wainwright Roche to release an album called Songs in the Dark as, fittingly enough, the Wainwright Sisters.
A press release confirms that the first album from the duo lands November 13 via MapleMusic Recordings. It's explained that, having come from "families steeped in songwriting," the 16-song collection mines the songbooks of their father, Loudon Wainwright III, Martha's mother Kate McGarrigle and Lucy's mother Suzzy Roche.
It's added that many of the tracks on Songs in the Dark were sung to the pair at bedtime when they were children, ergo the inclusion of several lullabies.
In addition to their own musical family tree, the folk-flecked album also includes the Wainwright Sisters' "dark, mysterious, and beautiful" take on number made famous by Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rogers. You'll find a full tracklisting down below.
Additionally, you'll find a few concert dates beneath the album info, including a stop at Montreal's Phi Centre on December 1.
Songs in the Dark:
1. Prairie Lullaby
2. Hobo's Lullaby
3. El Condor Pasa
5. Lullaby for a Doll
6. Runs in the Family
7. Baby Rocking Medley
8. Screaming Issue
9. Long Lankin
10. Our Mother the Mountain
11. End of the Rainbow
12. Dusty Skies
13. All The Pretty Little Horses
14. Russian Lullaby
15. Do You Love an Apple?
16. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
11/07 New York, NY - City Winery
11/10 London, England - St. Stephens Church
12/01 Montreal, QC - Phi Centre