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There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright

Biography & autobiography


by
Kirk Lake

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 866 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

No contemporary pop performer’s work mixes innovation and tradition like Rufus Wainwright’s. He is the son of singer, songwriter, actor Loudon Wainwright III and legendary Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle whose story is one of towering highs and rock bottom lows in which family influences, sexual experimentation, and a crystal meth addiction in the early 2000s have greatly contributed to his creative process.

In seeking to explain how Wainwright works and where his place lies in a great tradition, rock journalist Kirk Lake entered into many odd and diverse worlds—Canadian folk, neo-Conservatism, drug addiction, gay liberation, Hollywood musicals—as he followed Wainwright’s journey from Van Dyke Parks to rehab to Carnegie Hall. The product of in-depth interviews with musicians, producers, filmmakers, family friends, There Will Be Rainbows is a fascinating, sometimes troubling study of the glorious enigma that is Rufus Wainwright.

No contemporary pop performer’s work mixes innovation and tradition like Rufus Wainwright’s. He is the son of singer, songwriter, actor Loudon Wainwright III and legendary Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle whose story is one of towering highs and rock bottom lows in which family influences, sexual experimentation, and a crystal meth addiction in the early 2000s have greatly contributed to his creative process.

In seeking to explain how Wainwright works and where… (more)

No contemporary pop performer’s work mixes innovation and tradition like Rufus Wainwright’s. He is the son of singer, songwriter, actor Loudon Wainwright III and legendary Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle whose story is one of towering highs and rock bottom lows in which family influences, sexual experimentation, and a crystal meth addiction in the early 2000s have greatly contributed to his creative process.

In seeking to explain how Wainwright works and where his place lies in a great tradition, rock journalist Kirk Lake entered into many odd and diverse worlds—Canadian folk, neo-Conservatism, drug addiction, gay liberation, Hollywood musicals—as he followed Wainwright’s journey from Van Dyke Parks to rehab to Carnegie Hall. The product of in-depth interviews with musicians, producers, filmmakers, family friends, There Will Be Rainbows is a fascinating, sometimes troubling study of the glorious enigma that is Rufus Wainwright.

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