Woodbury, TN - "There's no such thing as going too deep. Trouble and Love, my current album, reflects a total human experience. Love, loss, and a life transformed." Mary Gauthier sums up. "It's not a random collection of songs. This record is a story. At the core, we're all cut from the same cloth- the same dreams, the same brokenness. If I don't go deep enough into that, it's a problem."
An adopted child who became a teenage runaway, Gauthier found her first shelter among addicts and Drag Queens in New Orleans at the age of 15, documented in the title track of her critically acclaimed second album "Drag Queens and Limousines." Following a career as a chef while battling a heroin addiction and eventual sobriety, Gauthier started writing songs at the age of 35.
By 2005, Mercy Now, her first major label release, was on the top 10 list of The New York Times and Billboard Magazine. Soon after, the Americana Music Association recognized her as "New Artist of the Year." Rolling Stone Magazine recently listed the title track "Mercy Now" as one of the saddest country songs of all time.
10 albums, several world tours and a Grand Ole Opry debut later, Gauthier is now named "One of Americana's most admired artists - across the US and around the world..." by The Wall Street Journal. Upon the 2014 release of Trouble and Love, The Los Angeles Times put her in a class with such greats as Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Bob Dylan, for her "razor-sharp eye for detail and her commitment to unsentimental self-reflection." Her single "How You Learn To Live Alone" is featured in ABC's Nashville 2014 season, and a recent six-week Trouble and Lovetour of the UK and Europe ended with a sold-out show at Kings Place Theatre in London.
Mary Gauthier will make a rare appearance in Woodbury, Tennessee Saturday, September 19th at Bird Song Studio in the renovated Church next to the Post Office. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.thebirdsongstudio.com. The show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Snacks and beverages will be available for donations. Bird Song Studio Director and Songwriter Robyn Taylor will open the show.
"Every tune is a rough gem of melody, misery and economy, as Gauthier excavates romantic wreckage like an archaeologist telling the story of a fossilized love." - Rolling Stone