Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in New York, in a famous musical family. Instead of following in the footsteps of her parents, Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, she initially pursued a career in teaching. However in 2007, after acquiring a master's in education, she decided to go off on tour with her half-brother Rufus Wainwright, who hired her as a back-up singer. Subsequently, she recorded two mini-albums, 8 Songs and 8 More, and opened for Neko Case, the Indigo Girls, Mary Gauthier and The Roches, her mother's group. In 2010, with her family's support, she released the disc Lucy. In 2016, she comes back with two different projects: an album with her mother Suzzy Roche, Mud & Apples, and Songs in the Dark with her half-sister Martha Wainwright, under the moniker The Wainwright Sisters.