Suzzy’s career in music began when she and her two sisters founded The Roches, a vocal group known for their rich harmonies, quirky lyrics and casually comedic stage performances. An acclaimed singer-songwriter in her own right, Suzzy has recorded two solo albums, has written two books, appeared in film (remember Marilyn in Crossing Delancey) and has taught at NYU and Princeton. These days Suzzy enjoys singing on the road with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche. Lucy & Suzzy recorded their first CD “Fairytale and Myth” which won the popular vote for "best singer/songwriter album of the year" for the Independent Music Awards 2014 and released their second recording “Mud & Apples” in 2016.
Lucy is the daughter of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, and the half-sister of singer-songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. Initially bypassing the family career to teach, Lucy later made the decision to pursue music full-time. In 2008 she was one of the winners of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “Emerging Artist” competition, and the following year, her song “Snare Drum” earned her the Independent Music Award for "Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song." Lucy released her debut album, “Lucy,” in October 2010 and has opened for such acts for the Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Girlyman, Amos Lee, her father Loudon Wainwright III and Rufus Wainwright. She has also has sung backup for Grammy-nominated artist Neko Case, including an appearance with Case on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”