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Kate McGarrigle, R.I.P.

By admin Published: January 19, 2010

Kate, half of Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and part of a musical dynasty that also includes her ex-husband Loudon Wainwright III and their son Rufus Wainwright, has died. Longer obit here. Terrible loss. My college friend Fred Ridder introduced me to the McGarrigles' music via their "Kiss and Say Goodbye" (a very different song from the Manhattans' hit), and my enjoyment did not end there. "Dancer With Bruised Knees." "Complainte Pour Ste. Catherine." "Bundle of Sorrow, Bundle of Joy." "I Eat Dinner." The entire "McGarrigle Christmas Hour" CD.

Here are Kate and Anna performing their "Heart Like a Wheel," famous via Linda Ronstadt but infinitely better in their renditions. This performance was at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs ...

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