Tue August 13, 2013
Martha Wainwright On World Cafe
Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 5:30 pm
On this episode, Martha Wainwright joins us to talk about her late mother, Kate McGarrigle, and to sing us some of McGarrigle's songs.
McGarrigle, who died after a battle with cancer in January 2011, made a series of wonderful albums with her sister Anna during a career that spanned decades, beginning with their self-titled debut in 1975. The duo is probably best known for its cover of Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel."
After McGarrigle's death, her family and friends — including Norah Jones, Teddy Thompson and even Jimmy Fallon — appeared at a series of tribute concerts in Toronto, New York and London. Legendary producer Joe Boyd assembled the best of those performances in a double-disc set called Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle.