PRINCETON — Singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The coffeehouse is located at the Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Roche was born into a famous musical family. Her father is the musician/actor Loudon Wainwright III and her mother, the musician Suzzy Roche. Her half-siblings, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, are also accomplished singer-songwriters.
After getting a degree in creative writing at Oberlin and a graduate degree in education in New York, Roche taught elementary school in New York City. Singing back-up for her brother Rufus set her on her own path to becoming a full-time musical performer. In 2010, she released “Lucy,” her first full-length album.
Besides having appeared with everyone in her family at one time or another, Roche has performed live with the Indigo Girls, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlile and Dar Williams. She has also done duets in concert and on record with Ira Glass of NPR’s “This American Life.”
Roche’s most recent solo album is "There's A Last Time For Everything.” She has just released an album with her mother, Suzzy, called "Fairytale & Myth," which includes some vocals by her father Loudon and a version of Lennon-McCartney's "For No One.” Roche has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, singing back-up for the Grammy-nominated artist Neko Case.
The appearance of Lucy Wainwright Roche at the Princeton Coffeehouse is sponsored by Midland States Bank.
The Princeton Coffeehouse offers a full season of traditional and modern folk, blues and bluegrass music from August through May. All seats are $12 and are general admission.
Open Prairie, the performance venue for the coffeehouse, is completely accessible and there is ample free parking nearby. Fair trade coffee, tea and homemade desserts are available.
For more information, visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com or call 815/872-6501.