Julia Fenn, Megan Kendrick and Mary Clare Kendrick have been great friends and played in various bands together for years. They discovered early on that they shared a love of Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s music. One night a few months ago while having dinner, they decided to try a couple songs. As soon as they started playing, the passion took over and, they couldn’t put their instruments down. During the first week of practicing they realized that this was a really very important project and were driven to share the music.
Kate and Anna McGarrigle started playing in the early 1960’s and quickly became Canadian folk icons playing with the likes of Emmy Lou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Nick Cave and Lou Reed, to name a few. Over the next 40+ years they recorded many albums of their own compositions and interpretations of English and French songs and poetry. Kate and Anna continued recording and playing in traditional folk
style with family and friends until the passing of Kate McGarrigle in 2010.
Pronto Monto is a tribute to the music of Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
(Julia Fenn plays tenor guitar and triangle, Megan Kendrick plays guitar and banjo, and Mary Clare
Kendrick plays mandolin and accordion.)