Rufus Wainwright Releases New CD

Published: 2004-03-02
As the son of American father folk singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian mother singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle, Rufus has spent his life surrounded by music and performing. The 30 year old Wainwright is an opera fan and doesn't mind showing it by mixing pop and opera in his music. Wainwright released his latest album "Want – One" last September. The album's original concept was for a double length CD, but the album was released as a single CD instead. The album deals with Wainwright's personal battles and emotions. "Want – Two" is planned for a fall release. Since the new CD deals with world issues Wainwright hopes to have the CD out by the time Americans go to the polls to elect a new President. Rufus Wainwright fans can get a preview of some of the songs that are on the not yet released CD at his concerts. Rufus has some of the new material in his current set list.

Because his musical styles are just a little off center Rufus has yet to reach the stage where he can be found on the cover of Rolling Stone but that doesn't mean Rufus is out of touch with the modern world as a song on the current CD about his cell phone demonstrates. And Rufus joins in on the family tradition of writing and singing about family members on "Dinner at Eight". Part of Wainwright's success as a songwriter is his attention to what's going on around him. "I attempt to get the most out of every possible creative situation that I can. I tend to be a sponge," said Rufus.

Rufus Wainwright is currently on tour and will make several appearances in Canada during April before crossing the pond and touring in Europe.

April 6 Victoria
April 7 Vancouver
April 9 Calgary
April 10 Edmonton
April 13 Winnipeg
April 14 Thunder Bay
April 16 Toronto
April 18 Guelph
April 20 London
April 21 Ottawa
April 23 Montreal
April 24 Quebec City

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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