Born to celebrated folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, it comes as no surprise as to why Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright truly embodies the adage: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Having learned how to play piano when he was a little boy, Wainwright went on to spend his teenage years performing and touring alongside his family in the McGarrigle Sisters and Family band.
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At 25, he released an acclaimed eponymous debut which promptly won over music critics far and wide for its wholesome fusion of orchestral arrangements, operatic flair and wildly original, thought-provoking songwriting. Over the course of the following years, Wainwright consistently put out a series of musical projects which has resulted in an impressive oeuvre including seven LPs, three EPs, three live albums, numerous soundtracks and compilations as well as a musical adaptation of Shakespeare sonnets and an opera, Prima Donna.
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