Mary Gauthier On Mountain Stage
When Mary Gauthier first began to make a name for herself as a musician in the late '90s, she was heralded as one of the most poignant and powerful songwriters of her generation — an amazing accomplishment for someone who wrote her first song at 35. Originally from New Orleans and currently based in Nashville, Gauthier has battled back from hard knocks and bad habits, bouncing between rehab centers and homeless shelters throughout her teens. She eventually found a home in the restaurant business of New Orleans, and started a restaurant in Boston called the Dixie Kitchen after attending culinary school.
With matter-of-fact song titles like "I Drink," Gauthier sings and writes from the perspective of someone who's struggled and survived. Included here, her song "Last Of The Hobo Kings" — an ode to Steam Train Maury Graham, a relentless rambler who died in 2006 — is a staple of her live shows. In this set, she plays guitar and sings, backed by the Mountain Stage house band.
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