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Lucy Wainwright Roche

cd release, Emma Blackman opens

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Doors 7PM | Show 8PM
Tickets
$20 / Members $18

Lucy Wainwright Roche

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (the Roches) and half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, was born and raised in New York City.

Wainwright Roche spent her formative years traveling with and amongst her large musical family. After high school, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, earned a Master’s degree in education at Bank Street College of Education in Manhattan, and eventually began teaching second and third grade. In 2005 and 2006, she joined brother Rufus on tour to sing backup, and by 2007 had ditched the classroom for good and released an eight song, debut CD. Tours followed with the likes of Dar Williams, Neko Case, and Amos Lee, and critics began mentioning her in the same breath as Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin. Wainwright Roche’s first, full-length recording, Lucy, arrived in 2010.

Emma Blackman

  • Acoustic
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Emma Blackman is a singer-songwriter from New Jersey and currently residing in Harlem. She plays piano, accordion, mandolin, and saxophone. From an early age, she had an active imagination and a love of writing, from short stories to lyrics and poetry. This love has carried on into her adult life as a songwriter and a published poet. She also grew up behind the piano, which fostered her musical ear and a passion for composition. Once she started playing piano, she played any instrument she could get her hands on.

Emma just graduated from Oberlin College, where she was a frequent and well-known performer. She has played at the Cat in the Cream and the Slow Train Cafe on campus as well as the Sidewalk Cafe in New York City and the Tree House Lounge and Gypsy Sally’s in DC. In September 2016, she opened for Lucy Wainwright Roche. In April 2017, she opened for Mariachi Flor de Toloache and Les Poules à Colin at Oberlin’s Folk Fest. Emma has led workshops for singer-songwriters and acoustic performers at Oberlin, including women and trans specific workshops. She also helped coordinate performances that highlight local songwriting talent.

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