Sloan Wainwright (born 1957) is an artist and member of the American independent music scene. Her musical style consists of a combination of folk, rock, jazz, and blues, an approach which owes itself to her time writing and performing throughout Greenwi...
Sloan Wainwright (born 1957) is an artist and member of the American independent music scene. Her musical style consists of a combination of folk, rock, jazz, and blues, an approach which owes itself to her time writing and performing throughout Greenwich Village.
Sloan Wainwright is a younger sister to Loudon Wainwright III, and aunt to Canadian-American musicians Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright and American musician Lucy Wainwright Roche. She was married to George McTavey, who died in December 2008 after a long illness. They have two sons, Sam and Gabe McTavey.
Sloan is a performer best known for her rich contralto voice and personal lyrics. Her musical style combines pop, folk, jazz, and blues.
Born into a highly acclaimed musical family (youngest sister to Loudon Wainwright, aunt to Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright) Sloan's teenage years were largely influenced by a constant flow of diverse artists, writers and musicians. Writing and performing, throughout the Greenwich Village scene, Sloan developed her songwriting style.
In the mid 1990s, Sloan began to collaborate with guitarist Stephen Murphy. They assembled a band and Sloan released a self-titled debut CD in 1996, 'Sloan Wainwright'. The Sloan Wainwright Band followed with a second release in 1998, a tribute in memory of her mother Martha entitled 'From Where You Are.' The third band release--in early 2001,The Song Inside, merges traditionally based folk music and more eccentric variations. After that, she released Cool Morning, featuring her rendition of U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name."