Headliner, Mary Gauthier, is currently touring North America and Europe in support of her 2018 Americana Awards Album of the Year nominee, “Rifles & Rosary Beads,” co-written with wounded war veterans. It is very powerful work, and she presents it delightfully.
Artists of the SS Showcases are encouraged to talk about the origin of their songs and to deliver them thoughtfully, while listeners are encouraged to, well, listen. Mary and these fabulous supporting acts, have tales of creation to share.They will leave you wanting more at every position.
General admission tickets are only $20.
Gauthier’s first nine albums presented extraordinary confessional songs, deeply
personal, profoundly emotional pieces ranging from “I Drink,” a blunt accounting of
addiction, to “March 11, 1962,” the day she was born — and relinquished to an
orphanage — to “Worthy,” in which the singer finally understands she is deserving
of love. Maybe that’s where the confessional song cycle ends, for she has midwifed
these eleven new songs in careful collaboration with other souls whose struggle is
urgent, immediate, and palpable. And none are about her.