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photoThe son of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and French-Canadian Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright grew up surrounded by music. He began studying piano at the age of 6 and began touring with his mother at the age of 13.

His music has been described as something between baroque and pop, with splashes of cabaret and emotional, complex, vocal parts. His latest album, "Want One," weaves confessional lyrics into a verdant bed of complex orchestrations.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear a conversation with confessionalist and eclectic crooner, Rufus Wainwright.


Rufus Wainwright, singer and songwriter.

This program aired on July 9, 2004.

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