Martha Wainwright gets The Who, The Band and Steely Dan onboard for new LP

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I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too, the new forthcoming long player from Martha Wainwright has the distinct whiff of singer-songwriter about it. I know she is a singer-songwriter, but she’s upped the ante by getting some truly legendary musicians on board from the golden period of the singer-songw… sorry… I’m tired of repeating that phrase over and over. The new studio LP will have The Who’s Pete Townshend, The Band’s Garth Hudson and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen guesting.
Get the sandals and patchouli oil at the ready, then. And that’s not all. She’s getting some of the family in on the act too – and then she’s hitting the road.

It may not surprise you to learn that brother Rufus will feature, as well as mum Kate McGarrigle, aunt Anna McGarrigle and cousin Lily Lanken. Wainwright says of the new album: “The title sums up my dark humour. Plus it’s an homage to a few good men and women that I’ve loved at one time or another. After all, these people never go away. You end up loving them for life.”
Martha Wainwright is set to play some shows in the UK in May, backed by her full band. Dates are:
London Royal Festival Hall (May 19)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (23)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (24)
Manchester Bridgewater Hall (25)
[via ElectricRoulette]

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