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An Evening with Mary Gauthier


$15 advance tickets available at by clicking the link below

or at P+H 760 365 5956

Tickets will be $20 day of show.

This show is all ages. Tickets are NON REFUNDABLE + GENERAL ADMISSION

Acclaim has followed Mary Gauthier every step of the way after picking

up a guitar at age 35 and making her way to open mic nights on Boston’s

busy coffeehouse circuit in 1995.

Since 1997 Mary has released six

albums and was published in a collection of short stories titled

Amplified. She released her debut album, titled Dixie Kitchen in 1998,

named after a restaurant she owned. To her surprise, she was nominated for Best New Contemporary Folk Artist at the Boston Music Awards.

Her second release Drag Queens in Limousines (1999, with her signature

“I Drink”) drew a four-star rating in Rolling Stone and broke Mary’s

career wide open, as she became a presence at folk festivals across the

U.S. and Europe. The title tune won Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song at

the first annual Independent Music Awards; the album earned the

Crossroads Silver Star Award; and Mary was named Best Country Music

Artist at the GLAMA’s (Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards).


her third CD, Filth&Fire (2002), Mary began an association with

Gurf Morlix, former sideman and producer for Lucinda Williams. Filth

& Fire was named Best Indy CD Of The Year by Jon Pareles of the New

York Times, the Best Singer/Songwriter Album Of The Year by No

Depression, and Freeform American Roots poll critics chose Mary as their

Female Artist Of The Year.

With the release of her next album,

Mercy Now (2005), again produced by Morlix, Mary graduated to major

label status as she joined the prestigious Lost Highway label. Around

the same time, Mary officially moved to Nashville. Mercy Now appeared on

a score of year-end “Best Of” lists, including the New York Times, Los

Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Billboard, and No Depression. Mary was

named New/Emerging Artist Of The Year at the annual Americana Music

Association Awards, and Bob Dylan included “I Drink” on his “Theme Time

Radio Hour” program.

For her next album, Between Daylight and Dark

(2007), Mary was teamed with master producer Joe Henry. “If she keeps

this up, one day she may assume the mantle of Johnny Cash,” raved the

New York Daily News; while the Boston Globe praised Mary’s “particular

blend of toughness and vulnerability that puts her writing in a league

with Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle.”

Her newest album, The

Foundling, was named the #3 record of the Year by the LA Times writer

Randy Lewis. Written and recorded over the course of two years, The

Foundling was produced in Toronto by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies,

using local musicians and his sister Margo Timmins on vocal harmonies.

The Foundling is Mary’s first concept album, ands she opens the door on

the defining circumstance of her life, the emotional journey and

aftermath of finding the mother who surrendered her in New Orleans after

her birth in March 1962.

“Gauthier’s new CD, “The Foundling” is the

product of two years work, and is quite simply the best collection of

songs she’s ever recorded. With ‘The Foundling’, Mary Gauthier has

created her first masterpiece. Not for the easily frightened, it is the

most raw, brave and ultimately satisfying album I’ve heard in a very

long time. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. ”

~No Depression Magazine

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