Martha Wainwright may be the scion of folk royalty (father: Loudon III; mother: the late, great Kate McGarrigle), but well into her own career, much of Wainwright’s work taxes most traditional definitions of folk values. Her third full-length, Come Home to Mama, is a delightfully noisy and psychedelic New York City affair from the heart of what might be called the Sean Lennon scene and sounds. Its apparent follow-up, Trauma: Chansons de la Série Télé, Saison #4, is a lovely collection of tortured ambient folk sung in French, but is also a bit of a mystery. Wainwright’s website and her label are utterly tight-lipped about it, passively denying its existence with their silence.
Martha Wainwright performs at the Spiegeltent at Bard on Saturday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m., sponsored by Bard SummerScape. Ticket prices range from $25 to $65. For tickets and for more information, visit https://fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape or call (845) 758-7900.