Live From The Artists Den: Rufus Wainwright
Airs Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
The Emmy®-nominated music series LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN features a remarkable line-up of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. The groundbreaking fifth season features Norah Jones (March 29), The Wallflowers (April 5), Rufus Wainwright (April 12) and Mayer Hawthorne (April 19).
"Rufus Wainwright" - “Candles” is the closing song on Rufus Wainwright’s acclaimed new album, "Out of the Game," but it was the perfect opener at his performance at the magnificent Church of the Ascension, on Manhattan’s lower Fifth Avenue.
The historic church was a breathtaking backdrop for the gorgeous tale of searching for a place to light a memorial for his late mother, singer Kate McGarrigle.
Resplendent in tails and gold sequined pants, Wainwright paid additional tribute to McGarrigle during the 22-song set with an emotional, solo rendition of her “On My Way to Town” before bringing out super-producer Mark Ronson, who helmed the new album, and closing the evening with the rousing, disco-flavored “Bitter Tears.”
Wainwright's full set list includes "Candles," "Rashida," "Song Of You," "The One You Love," "Respectable," "Jericho," "Out Of The Game," "Going To A Town," "Montauk/14th Street," "On My Way To Town" and "Bitter Tears."
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