"I was born to an unwed mother in 1962 and subsequently surrendered to St. Vincent’s Women and Infants Asylum on Magazine Street in New Orleans, where I spent my first year. I was adopted shortly thereafter but left my adopted family at fifteen. I wandered for years looking for, but never quite finding a place that felt like home. I searched for, found, and was denied a meeting with my birth mother when I was 45 years old. She couldn’t afford to re-open the wound she’d carried her whole life, the wound of surrendering a baby.The Foundling is my story."
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NEW SONGWRITING WORKSHOP ADDED IN COSTA RICA DEC.27 thru JAN 1, 2011
I will be teaching songwriting with my friend Cris Williamson at Pura Voga Yoga Spa in Costa Rica Dec. 1 till Jan 1, 2011.
Give yourself a present this Christmas and join us. You can bring your parter, spouse, best friend with you.
There's plenty for them do while you work on your songwriting. Ring in the New Year, focused on creativity at a warm, beautiful, friendly yoga spa with a hot tub, pool, amazing body workers, and three fantastic, healthy chef prepared meals a day. The Spa picks you up at the airport in San Jose, and brings you back. Nothing to worry about but soaking in the sun and improving your songwriting. Come join us!
CLASS OF 2010
Welcome to the official Mary Gauthier Myspace profile. While this page is managed for Mary by her label, Lost Highway Records, Mary will be making blog entries from time to time and checking messages now and then as well. Thanks for stopping by
If there were no story to tell about this remarkable artist, if there were nothing but the music that haunts every track on Mercy Now, that alone would make the case for Mary Gauthier as one of the most challenging artists to rise up from the underground in a long, long time.
SEE WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING
"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
"Not since Lennon howled "Mother" have there been songs as naked and fraught as "Mama Here, Mama Gone" and "March 11, 9162". 5 stars UNCUT Magazine
"With a voice like a grazed hawk, she sings bluesy Southern Gothic tales.Whatever you are doing I guarantee you'll stop and listen to every word." 4 Stars MOJO Magazine
“With songwriting as powerful as hers, there's no need to go looking for qualifiers…She's a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice. And there's never a surplus of those.” - Los Angeles Times
"…Gauthier’s songs startle with authority and detail. If she keeps this up, one day she may assume the mantle of Johnny Cash…” - New York Daily News
“…Gauthier confirms that she's among the best singer-songwriters of her generation….” - Associated Press
“Without question, The Foundling is one of the most brilliant and heartbreaking pieces of music you will hear this year or any year.” -5 Stars The Sun, London
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RocKwiz Live in Sydney Australia, 2010
Watch Mary at the Grand Ole Opry!
Watch the video "Can't Find The Way"
Watch The Special Hurricane Katrina Version of "Mercy Now"