I'm Black and I'm her mother and I believe in the one-drop theory.". 6-Feb-1946, m. 1971, div. "The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy, and certainly very very beautiful," the birth notice said. My guest Loudon Wainwright seems to have been an imperfect partner, husband and father. And with childhood friend Lorca Cohen, the daughter of Leonard Cohen, and "deputy dad" Jörn, became parents of a daughter Viva. ... My husband’s been lyin’ and cheatin’ / I turned my cheek and reason. The child's mother, Lorca Cohen, is daughter of Leonard Cohen. Father: Loudon Wainwright III (singer-songwriter) Mother: Kate McGarrigle (folk singer, b. The pair married in 1994 and divorced in early 1996, citing "irreconcilable differences", and did not have any children. They have been married for 13.3 years. Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter. Wainwright made the surprise announcement that two of the most significant families in Canadian musical history have come together to produce Viva Katherine, born on 2 February. ‘Goodnight City’ will be released November 11 th worldwide. Daughter to a talented opera-composing polymath and a videographer, granddaughter to one of the great singer-songwriters and heir to an influential folk dynasty, she is a little girl with a lot to live up to. Martha Wainwright belting out "Stormy Weather' with her amazing voice (and legs, lol), opening up for her brother at the Rufus Wainwright concert, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 8-20-10. Wainwright and Weisbrodt follow in the footsteps of Elton John – who Wainwright has said helped him escape drug addiction – and David Furnish, another high-profile gay couple who recently became parents to a boy, after using a surrogate mother in the US. "In many of the articles announcing the birth of Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, Lorca Cohen is characterized as "the surrogate," he wrote. But for now Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, newborn daughter of Rufus Wainwright and Leonard Cohen's daughter, Lorca Cohen, is simply just "very, very beautiful", according to her doting father. Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright appears naked - tastefully, it should be added - on the cover of her latest album, Come Home To Mama. "Of course, she is no such thing. 5: Lives in New York City. "One time I was hanging out with Leonard Cohen and his daughter," Wainwright told Tim Adams. Album Martha Wainwright. Both Cash and Carter produced musical children from their first marriages – Rosanne Cash and Carlene Carter, respectively – and their son John Carter Cash has followed in his parents' footsteps. "It's a testament to my mother in particular, and to my father and Martha and now my boyfriend, that I can continue to get beyond that," he said. The album was recorded in Montreal, where Martha and her husband have resided for the last couple of years with their two children. Martha was born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. They have two children. She will at least be equipped with an impressive set of musical genes. McGarrigle passed away from cancer in 2010, and Rufus has been based out of Toronto and, before that, upstate New York with husband Jorn Weisbrodt. She is Rufus Wainwright's sister and they often collaborate in shows and on records. Showing all the signs of early onset parental devotion, he added: "The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very, very beautiful.". Wainwright has been keen to emphasise the close-knit relationship between his daughter's three parents, referring to himself as "daddy #1" and noting that all members of the happy trio would play a part in their daughter's upbringing. Rufus Wainwright Biography. Wainwright comes from a family of musicians: his mother was the late Kate McGarrigle, his father is Loudon Wainwright III, and his sister is Martha Wainwright, who, in addition to her own solo career, frequently appears on his albums. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images 1977, d. 18-Jan-2010 cancer) Sister: Martha Wainwright (musician) Husband: Jorn Weisbrodt (theater producer, m. 23-Aug-2012) Rufus Wainwright Raped Hyde Park, London, England (1988) Risk Factors: Methamphetamine FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR But he's written remarkable songs about family and … It was later revised and released as a 2015 recording and film. New Single Wolves (featuring Rufus Wainwright) Available Now!. • The ultimate merging of musical dynasties came with the ill-fated union of King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and daughter of the King of Rock'n'Roll, Lisa-Marie Presley. Martha is also half-sister to Lucy Wainwright Roche and they recently made a record together, ‘Songs In The Dark’ to much acclaim including a JUNO nomination. Martha Wainwright’s new album, Come Home To Mama, mines similar—but bolder—emotional terrain. Tickets went on sale May 18. 2016 saw Wainwright share an even more eclectic project of adapted Shakespeare sonnets with guests including Helena Bonham Carter, William Shatner, and Wainwright’s fellow musician sibling, Martha Wainwright. The latest heir to the Canadian musical throne will be raised by both parents and Wainwright's partner, "deputy dad" Jorn Weisbrodt. Wainwright's fans are likely to have expectations that Viva Katherine may, in her own time, follow in her father and grandparents' footsteps. Martha was born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. She is the niece of singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, who gave birth to a boy, Arcangelo, in November 2009. 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