Thursday, May 12, 2011
Kate McGarrigle to Be Celebrated in New York Concerts Featuring Anna McGarrigle, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris
The late singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle
—who died of sarcoma last year—will be celebrated in a two-night tribute at New York City’s Town Hall
tonight and tomorrow night. Curated by producer Joe Boyd, the concerts will feature performances by Kate’s children, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and her sister Anna, as well as Emmylou Harris
, Antony Hegarty, Norah Jones, Teddy Thompson, and Jimmy Fallon, among others. Profits from the concerts will go toward creating the Kate McGarrigle Sarcoma Research Fund.
Nonesuch Records released Tell My Sister
, a three-disc set comprising remastered versions of Kate & Anna McGarrigle's beloved 1976 self-titled debut; its equally praised 1977 follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees
; and a collection of previously unreleased songs, including solo and duo demos, last week. Boyd, who produced the McGarrigles’ first two albums, assembled the material for the third disc in addition to serving as producer for the whole set.
Kate's children, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, recently stopped by the studios of NPR member station WNYC to appear on The Leonard Lopate Show
to talk with Lopate about the Town Hall concerts and perform some of Kate's songs. Listen to the show here: