Song Of The Day: Maggie & Terre Roche, “Jill Of All Trades”


Maggie Roche, founder of The Roches, has died at the age of 65. She is best known as the oldest sister of family trio The Roches, who built their reputation on quirky yet beautiful harmony-laden folk-rock. It was apparent from the get-go, however, that Roche was a special talent; her debut record, Seductive Reasoning, appeared in 1975, a co-credited work with her sister Terre. A beautiful, melancholic work, it was an album of quiet influence, and the song’s final track, “Jill of All Trades,” would give this obscure record a boost twenty years later when 4AD act Liquorice released a cover of it on their album Listening Cap. A haunting tale about fame, love, and heartbreak, it is a beautiful, emotional song that stands as one of Maggie Roche’s’ finest compositions.

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