Wainwright comes from the celebrated musical family. Her brother is folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Defying standard categorization, Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles – pop, folk, jazz and blues – held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto. She has released over half a dozen original CD’s. Her most recent is the moving and emotional original collection called Upside Down & Under My Heart.