May 26, 2010

Mary Gauthier: The Foundling

Nashville based singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has come up with The Foundling, an autobiographical album that tells story of finding her birth mother, finding her only to discover that she can't handle the reunion with her daughter who she had given up for adoption, shortly after she was born on March 11, 1962.

Mary turned into a wild teenager, got kicked out of school and got her fair share of substance abuse and alcoholism. "I Drink" of her 1999 album Drag Queens in Limousines became her signature song for years on end. The Foundling finds her a bit older, sadder and wiser. She still wants to know why, but she is well aware of the fact that there is no definitive answer. She is on the fence between country and modern day Americana, with a voice that may remind you of Lucinda Williams and Caroline Herring. Two years-in-the making this album is a heart-felt plea for understanding the feelings of adopted children.

Mary Gauthier: The Foundling

The Foundling is distributed through Razor & Tie. Buy it CD Baby.

  1. The Foundling
  2. Mama Here, Mama Gone
  3. Goodbye
  4. Sideshow
  5. Interlude 1
  6. Blood is Blood
  7. March 11, 1962
  8. Walk In the Water
  9. Interlude 2
  10. Sweet Words
  11. The Orphan King
  12. Another Day Borrowed
  13. Coda

Live dates:
  • 06/02 Scalateatern, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 06/04 Roepaen, Ottersum, The Netherlands
  • 06/05 Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 06/06 Amstel Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 06/08 Bush Hall, London, UK
  • 06/13 Rockingham Meeting House, Bellows Falls, VT
  • 06/15 Club Passium, Cambridge, MA,
  • 06/16 Joe’s Pub, New York, NY
  • 06/23 Six String Music Hall, Raleigh, NC
  • 06/24 The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
  • 06/25 Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
  • 06/26 Down Home, Johnson City, TN
  • 06/27 Zanzabar, Louisville, KY
  • 07/09 AMSDconcerts, San Diego, CA,
  • 07/10 McCabes, Santa Monica, CA,
  • 07/15 Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA,
  • 07/20 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OE
  • 07/21 Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
  • 07/24 Islands Folk Festival, Duncan, BC,
  • 07/25 Islands Folk Festival, Duncan, BC,
  • 07/31 Nettle Fest, Hillsboro, WV
  • 08/01 Culture Center, Charleston, WV


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