Mary Gauthier

 Gauthier

 

GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present American alt-country singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier in concert

Mary's songs bleed authenticity, earned during her youth as a runaway, strung-out and drunk, in jail and in halfway houses. Her songs are lush with that turbulent history; her smoky raspy vocals and simple melodies craft a window into a broken soul.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door

Tickets available at Bach & Beyond, Buy The Book, Vintage Vinyl

"With songwriting as powerful as hers, there's no need to go looking for qualifiers…She's a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice."
- Randy Lewis - Los Angeles Times

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Mary Gauthier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was given up for adoption by a mother she never knew until recently. At the age of 15, she famously stole her adoptive parents' car and hit the road. It was the beginning of a downward spiral of substance abuse, multiple stints in detox and halfway houses, and squatting with friends. Despite her problems, she managed to attend Louisiana State University, studying philosophy, then continued her studies at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Upon completion of her studies she opened and successfully ran a restaurant in Boston for eleven years. Until the drudgery caught up with her and she had to run away ... again. The difference this time was that she finally got sober. When she did, the musical floodgates opened and the songwriting began.

Mary wrote her first song and released her debut album, Dixie Kitchen (1997), to critical acclaim, at the age of 35. She has gone on to release seven more stellar albums. Her most recent release, Live at the Blue Rock (2013), was recorded at the Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio in Wimberley, Texas. It is her first live album and it captures the intimate, immediate and often harrowing nature of her songs.

Widely hailed as one of the most important American songwriters to emerge in the last 15 years, often compared to Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier is a "truth singer", an artist who sheds light on our human condition with uncompromising honesty.

For her Regina performance Mary will be supported by multi-instrumentalist Scott Nolan and drummer Joanna Miller. They are both members of The Scott Nolan Band and have recorded with several modern Americana tastemakers, including the Holmes Brothers, Hayes Carll and Gurf Morlix. Weaving seamlessly between the twang of parlor electric guitar and heavy-hearted dirges, Scott's body of work offers an interchange of heady balladry as well as more muscular outflow. Over the the course of his career, Scott has released five full-length recordings and garnered two Western Canadian Music Award nominations.

Check out Mary's's videos here.

The Foundling (2010) clip:

Sideshow (2010) clip:

Mercy Now (2005) clip:

I Drink (1999) clip:


Web site: www.marygauthier.com

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