Photo by Laura Musselman
Rufus Wainwright – Going To A Town [live @ KEXP 4/24/07] (MP3)
In January, Rufus Wainwright stated before a New York Times sponsored forum that Release the Stars would ask the world to be as brilliant as it could be. In an attempt to meet his own demands, Wainwright performed all production and arrangement duties this time around, a first in his short but busy career. To keep busy these days, Wainwright is penning Premadonna, an original opera written in French, as well as releasing his reenactment of Judy Garlandâ€™s 1961 Carnegie Hall performance.
Here’s the live debut of “Going To A Town,” which Rufus performed at a benefit for Robert Redford’s eco-friendly program “The Green“: