Martha Wainwright + Roseanne Reid (Melting Vinyl + Creative Folkestone Presents)
Friday 29th July 2022
+ Special Guests
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £27.50 / £32.50 on the door
Melting Vinyl + Creative Folkestone presents:
+ support from Roseanne Reid
Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse, Kent
Doors 7.30pm / Start 8pm
£27.50 + booking fee / £32.50 on the door
Age restrictions – Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult
Fantastic to have Martha return to our sunny shores, her performances are captivating and funny, this will be a night not to be missed.
Martha Wainwright is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress from Montreal who’s music bridges the gap between traditional folk and pop culture, being heavily laced with acoustic instrumentation, delicate dynamic ranges, beautiful vocal harmonies, but with a twist of upbeat character and a humorous punk spirit.
Singing about her children and family is also familiar to Wainwright, a child from such a prestigious musical family. Wainwright has long carried this narrative featuring her famous father, Loudon, her mother, Kate McGarrigle, and her brother, Rufus.
In regards to her genius lyricism, Wainwright’s tongue in cheek songwriting creates anthems charming the listener with themes of satire, heart-felt honesty, confidence, and conviction. Wainwright is a talented songstress who uses her writing capabilities to channel refreshing honesty, leaving her audiences feeling uplifted and free.
As well as being an accomplished musician, Wainwright has also led a successful acting career appearing in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Aviator’ and HBO miniseries ‘Olive Kitteridge’ alongside Frances McDormand amongst others. Her latest release came in August 2021 and Wainwright has referred to Love Will Be Reborn as her “middle coming-of-age” album. It’s the 45-year-old songwriter’s first record in five years, and the songs are heavy with acceptance and farewells, most notably to a decade-long marriage. It’s also Wainwright’s only album to make no overt mention of her illustrious parents or brother—songwriters Loudon Wainwright III, the late Kate McGarrigle, and Rufus Wainwright—and the many conversations she’s had with them through her own work.
‘Internationally revered singer-songwriters Rufus and Martha Wainwright are as known for their theatrical artistry’ The Guardian
When they draw the map of authentic Americana, historians may not previously have thought of using marker pins for the cities of Leith, Edinburgh and Dundee. Now they’ll have too, in order to record the rapid rise of Roseanne Reid.
The debut album by Scottish troubadour Roseanne Reid, “Trails”, announced the official arrival of an extraordinary talent, recorded in Brooklyn with producer Teddy Thompson. Reid’s songs exude quiet confidence and sparse authenticity that recalls the likes of Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams, but with a tone that belongs to Roseanne. No wonder Americana legend Steve Earle has not only adopted Reid as a personal cause but makes a guest appearance on the delightful ‘Sweet Annie’. The album’s lead single ‘I Love Her So’ highlighted both Roseanne’s charmingly low-key coals and some elegant instrumentation, with more than a hint of southern soulfulness. Throughout Trails, there’s an irresistible live feel which reflects the way the album was recorded.
“Roseanne Reid has quietly taken her place in the Scottish music scene and by no accident finds herself sitting at the top table with “Trails”, an exceptional record consisting of 12 songs, all exploring, from various perspectives, the human condition.” – Folk Radio
The evening will also feature songs from a playlist curated by local alt-folk artist Almahata.