by / November 8th, 2009 /

Lucy Wainwright Roche – Whelan’s, Dublin

‘Sincere and raw…Roche’s bittersweet voice leaps out; she paints an indelible image’- NPR
‘She is a bright young songwriter….a perceptive wordsmith with a keen sense of
melody.’ – Sing Out!

‘her clear, steady voice feels like a beacon of sorts, slicing straight through the room’- New York Times

Lucy Wainwright Roche’s 2008 release 8 More is a continuation of her debut CD 8 Songs. Together these companion recordings tell the story of a second generation songwriter coming into her own. Drawing inspiration from traditional folk songs as well as rock and pop music, they feature her unique takes on ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ (Traditional), ‘Everywhere’ (Christine McVie) ‘Hungry Heart’ (Bruce Springsteen) and ‘Next Best Western’ (Richard Shindell), along with her own insightful originals.

The daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (The Roches), Lucy has made her own musical mark, exploding fast on to the indie-folk scene. Although not yet 30, Lucy has already won two prestigious songwriting contests and has had her music featured on national television and radio. Her songs are short stories of the hopes and heartbreaks of everyday people, from the the high school drummer being called to war in ‘Snare Drum’ to the lonely window watcher in ‘Awhile.’ Full of melody and melancholy, her songs showcase her clear, bell-like vocals.

Recorded by Stewart Lerman (Marshall Crenshaw, Dar Williams, Jules Shear), 8 Songs is simply produced with Lucy singing and providing all acoustic guitar parts. As the name would indicate, 8 More has a little more in the way of production but still preserves the raw sound that her fans have come to love. Steuart Smith (Shawn Colvin, The Eagles) contributes guitar and bass while Tony Award-winning actress and singer Martha Plimpton sings harmonies, helping create a recording that has been a favorite amongst fans and critics alike and promises great things to come from this young but sophisticated songwriter.

Lucy Wainwright Roche Live @ Whelans March 6th. Tickets are €15 on sale now through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 300.