When Music Is the Family Business: Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche

The mother-daughter folk duo recently released an album called I Can Still Hear You.

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Episode Notes

This week, host June Thomas talks to Suzzy Roche, the youngest member of the harmonious folk group The Roches, and Suzzy’s daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche. The duo recently released an album called I Can Still Hear You that was inspired by the pandemic, the Trump presidency, and the #metoo movement. In the interview, Suzzy and Lucy discuss their songwriting process and explain what it’s like to collaborate with a family member. Suzzy also reflects on her time writing songs with her sisters in The Roches.

After the interview June and co-host Isaac Butler discuss their mutual love of The Roches.

In the exclusive Slate Plus section, Suzzy and Lucy talk about how the pandemic has affected the music industry. Then June asks Suzzy about The Roches’ Christmas album, We Three Kings.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews.


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