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Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche A Mother/Daughter Duo

Norfolk

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Fri, April 23, 2021
Norfolk, CT
Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM

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Price: $25 - $35

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Folk
Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a band with your mother?  Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche have shared a life on the road. Their recording Fairytale and Myth, the first recording collaboration between them, won the Vox Pop best singer/songwriter CD for the Independent Music Awards.  And their new CD called Mud and Apples has also been nominated for an Independent Music Award.  Their show is a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs with plenty of familial harmonies. Lucy is celebrating a brand-new release Little Beast, winner of 2019 Independent Music Award for best singer/songwriter album, and Suzzy has just finished putting together a collection of songs written by her late sister: Maggie Roche ~ selected songs  Where Do I Come From and is looking forward to the release of her second novel The Town Crazy in 2020.

Suzzy Roche is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches.  She has recorded over fifteen albums, written music for TV and Film, and toured extensively for thirty years across the U.S. and Europe. She is currently performing with The Wooster Group in A Pink Chair/in place of a fake antique at the Performing Garage in NYC.  Her children’s book Want To Be In A Band  (Random House) was published in February 2013.  Wayward Saints (Hyperion/Voice) is her first novel and was a selection of the Spring 2012 B&N Discover Great New Writers Program. www.suzzyroche.com

Lucy Wainwright Roche has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patti Griffin by NPR ~ She is the daughter of Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, but has her own career as a touring songwriter and recording artist, having made five solo recordings.  It’s been 5 years since her last solo collection, the critically acclaimed There’s a Last Time for Everything, and her long-awaited new recording is finally released.  It’s called Little Beast and is currently the #5 album on Folk Radio with 4 of the top 20 most played tracks.   She is currently touring in the US and UK, and performs regularly with The Indigo Girls.  Lucy is known for her crystal-clear voice and straightforward humorous stage presence. www.lucywainwrightroche.com

THE CHCAGO TRIBUNE recent review of Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche’s performance at The Space in Evanston Illinois said, “Their voices intertwined in gorgeous union…mother and daughter had the room in the palms of their talented hands. This was a glittering gem of a show.”

Suzzy Roche

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Artist Bio

After a lifetime of performing and recording with The Roches and as a solo performer these days Suzzy enjoys singing on the road with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche (lucywainwrightroche.com)  Lucy & Suzzy recorded their first CD Fairytale and Myth which won the popular vote for best singer/songwriter album of the year for the Independent Music Awards 2014.  Suzzy and Lucy released their second recording Mud & Apples in 2016, which was also nominated for best singer/songwriter album of the year. Both recordings are available on this website as well as itunes.

Suzzy also performs with The Wooster Group (thewoostergroup.org) most recently in: A Pink Chair (in place of a fake antique), Early Shaker Spirituals ~ a record album interpretation , and The Room by Harold Pinter.

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 being published by Gibson Press and will be coming out on August 25th 2020.

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.

Lucy Wainwright Roche

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Those familiar with Lucy Wainwright Roche are aware of her bell tone voice, her unshakable melodies, and her knack for wise, wry lyrics that clench the heart.  It’s no surprise that Wainwright Roche is the daughter of Suzzy Roche (The Roches) and Loudon Wainwright III, half sibling to Rufus and Martha Wainwright. She grew up steeped in music. 

But Lucy has carved out her own career as a touring singer/songwriter and recording artist, having sold over 50 thousand copies of her four critically acclaimed solo recordings released on her own label: Eight Songs, Eight More, Lucy, and There’s a Last Time for Everything.  Other recordings include a collaboration with her sister Martha Wainwright on Songs In the Dark, a collection of lullabies, and two duet recordings with her mother Suzzy Roche: Fairytale and Myth (winner of Vox Pop Independent Music Awards) and most recently Mud and Apples. 

For over a decade, as a solo act, armed with a guitar, a deadpan sense of humor, killer songs, and a voice that makes tough guys cry, she’s built a solid following across the US and Europe.  As an opening act she has often appeared with such luminaries as the Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Neko Case, and she’s one of a few who can step out alone in front of a thousand strangers and play an entire set to a rapt audience. 

Now, on her new 2018 release Little Beast (2019 Independent Music Award winner, “Best Album” Singer-Songwriter/Folk category), Lucy ups the ante with a dynamic, emotional recording masterfully and artfully co-produced with Jordan Brooke Hamlin.  This collection of songs is an urgent and poetic call to a world gone awry.  The journey from song to song is downright cinematic. One minute she eases us in with her flat-footed authenticity, and the next she lets loose with her wild side, and we imagine her howling at the moon.  In Heroin, the first single from Little Beast, Lucy Wainwright Roche is hugging hairpin turns on the outside lane and you know it’s true.  Sometimes chasing love is dangerous business: 

It’s the Million Dollar Highway on a snowy day 

It’s why I had to go, it’s why I longed to stay 

There are many standouts on Little Beast: Heroin, Quit with Me, In Relation to Disaster, Trouble, Behind the Wheel, and Ohio is for Lovers are a few, but perhaps Soft Line, a wrenching plea to a lost love as it slips away, is the most haunting track. Simply put, the song is a dagger to the heart: 

     Watch out or the sun will set 

     On the picture we tried to get 

     On the story of why we met… 

There’s nothing “little “about Lucy Wainwright Roche’s Little Beast.  It’s fierce, unflinching, and will undoubtedly place her squarely at the top of her game.

 

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