Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O'Hara gave a very rare live appearance at Le Guess Who? 2017, curated by Perfume Genius. Together with VPRO / Vrije Geluiden, we were able to record her full performance, which is now premiered by MOJO Magazine; listen below.
Declared a 'cult hero' by The Guardian, O'Hara's fans also include Radiohead and Michael Stipe (who declared her "a national treasure"), and in the past she has collaborated with Morrissey, Tindersticks and This Mortal Coil. Adding to the mystery that surrounds her, O'Hara only ever released one album, 1988's iconic 'Miss America': a record which, over time, would turn out to be a very influential one.
At Le Guess Who?, Mary Margaret O'Hara gave a mostly improvised performance, together with a couple of songs from 'Miss America'. Line-up: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Peggy Lee, Aidan Closs, and Marcus O'Hara.
MOJO Magazine reviews Mary Margaret O'Hara's performance at Le Guess Who? in their February 2018 issue:
News item photo by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen; album cover photo by Juri Hiensch.