Back in the last millennium, I was introduced to a duo of folk singers named Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Their voices were unusual; their music–most of which they wrote–was unique. Kate was married to Loudon Wainwright III of “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road” fame (whom I saw in concert with Bob Dylan). Their son is Rufus Wainwright, who has carried on the family’s musical heritage.
They wrote songs other artists covered: Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like a Wheel” is a McGarrigle composition.
They covered other artists, too. I love their Cajun version of Bob Seger’s “You’ll Accompany Me.”
Kate passed away in 2010.
I purchased digital versions of my favorite McGarrigle albums a few years back. Now, a lot of the music sounds kind of whiny to me, but some is still fresh and delightful.
This is probably my favorite McGarrigle song.