Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche bring duo show to The Palms on Saturday, June 1

Roche and Wainwright Roche will bring their music to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
Lucy Wainwright Roche (left) and Suzzy Roche will perform at The Palms in Winters on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ($23 general/$12 students).

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Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche sing together as if they were born to it – which, in a way, they were. The mother-daughter duo has been touring together for a several years. In addition to their solo projects and Roche’s previous work as a member of long-time vocal group The Roches, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche have released a couple albums together. Roche and Wainwright Roche will bring their music to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 ($12 with student ID). Along with her older sisters Maggie and Terre Roche, Suzzy Roche first made a name for herself in the 1970s singing, writing and playing as a member of The Roches. Renowned for their sterling and unusual vocal harmonies, the sisters recorded more than 15 albums and provided music for the feature film “Crossing Delancy,” in which Roche also acted. Roche has recorded two solo albums and an unusual collection of musical prayers, “Zero Church” (with Maggie Roche), which was developed at the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University. She has taught performance at New York University graduate and undergraduate schools and at Princeton University in the Atelier Program, and appeared in stage productions. Roche also has written two books: a novel “Wayward Saints,” and a children’s book, “Want To Be in a Band?” Her second novel, “The Town Crazy”, is looking for a publisher. Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche and half-sister of fellow musicians Rufus Wainwright 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. In 2005 and 2006, she joined brother Rufus Wainwright on tour to sing backup, then released a pair of EPs. Tours followed with the likes of Dar Williams, Neko Case, Indigo Girls 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, followed by “There’s a Last Time for Everything” (2013) and “Little Beast” (2018). She and Martha Wainwright released “Songs in the Dark” as the Wainwright Sisters in 2015. Honors include winning the 8th Annual Independent Musical Awards Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song, winning the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist competition, and being a winner of the Grassy Hill Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Singer/Songwriter Competition. While Wainwright Roche had sung on a handful of The Roches’ albums, the process of recording and releasing Roche and Wainwright Roche recording and releasing albums together was sparked during Wainwright Roche’s second album. Roche and Wainwright Roche’s first duo collaboration, “Fairytale and Myth,” won the Vox Pop award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album from the Independent Music Awards. Their second album, “Mud and Apples,” is a mix of original songs and beloved covers. The mother-daughter show stands out as an evening of smart, thoughtful songs with plenty of elegant and familial harmonies. Tickets are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite, and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com, suzzyroche.com and lucywainwrightroche.com.  ]]>

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