Tuesday, January 19, 2010

When first I started roaming - RIP Kate McGarrigle

Tonight I am sad. Singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle died (she's absolutely gorgeous in that picture). I first fell in love with the McGarrigle Sisters back when I was in my late teens. I discovered them through the many covers of their songs done by people like Maria Muldaur (who I saw as my very first concert in San Jose, CA) and Linda Ronstadt.

This song is probably one of my favorites, not just of Kate McGarrigle's, but of all time - probably because when I first heard it I still dreamed of living in Mendocino. I never did, but I did get close, spending the first several years of my marriage on the coast about an hour south of there. The other year when we visited the West Coast we stopped in Mendocino and it was just as beautiful as ever. The video isn't very clear, but the sound on this one is better than some others that I found. That's her children, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright with her.

Here's a great NPR story you can listen to.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

ah..i didnt know her...but she looks wonderfull on that picture and the song is beautiful too..thank you for sharing