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Mary Gauthier and Tania Elizabeth brought the house down with their show last year. Now they are back to record a new live project, “Live from Blue Rock Studio.” Come be a part of this historical event!
“I’ve discovered we are all wanderers of sorts, looking for meaning in lives that contain no guarantees. ...It has been a long road and it’s taken me longer than I am proud of, but these days I find myself at peace, grateful for each borrowed day.”
- Mary Gauthier, January 2010
She was awarded “New Artist of the Year” by The Americana Music Association in 2005. Mercy Now was voted the #6 Record of the Decade by No Depression magazine. Her second Lost Highway release, Between Daylight and Dark, appeared in September 2007. She has had her songs recorded by numerous artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Bill Chambers and Candi Staton. Her latest release is called The Foundling and was released by Razor & Tie Records in 2010. It was named the #3 Record of the Year by Los Angeles Times. Her songs are taught at several Universities, including Alice Randall’s country music lyric in American literature class at Vanderbilt University. She currently resides in Nashville, TN.
It might seem that after six groundbreaking albums of original songs, more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the world, a harvest of music industry awards, and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists – that Mary Gauthier (say it: go-shay) should have a handle on some of the big answers. Yet with each new album, with each new cycle of songs that illuminate her soul, with each old and new set of characters and life changes she introduces, Mary is always ending up with more questions. Where do her people come from and where do they go? How can they find shelter from the storm? What is the truth?
It is said that the master songwriters – the “truth tellers,” as Mary refers to the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith – those writers always put a piece of themselves into every song. They first shined bright light on the truth and lies of her world before she began to put pen to paper herself, and it’s up to the listener to imagine what is real and what is a dream. This sense of autobiography has always loomed large in the work of Mary Gauthier.
Tania Elizabeth (fiddle, percussion, and vocals) co-founded the critically acclaimed group The Duhks in 2001, has toured Canada, the U.S., China, Australia and Europe on a full-time basis for over 10 years, and is a two-time Grammy award nominee (one win) and a four-time Juno award nominee (one win).
For more information on this artist, visit http://www.marygauthier.com