March 10, 2011
A rare Thursday night at the Cafe…
Mary Gauthier is one of the most challenging artists to rise up from the underground in a long, long time; writing songs that tell hard truths with a desolate eloquence. Gauthier’s path has wound through devastation and despair. She has beaten back demons, learned from the streets, sunk to the bottom of life, turned 18 behind bars, emerged from darkness… and to completely confuse things, won notice as a respected restaurateur… all before writing her first song.
“We all set out on that Royal Road to be a good person. We falter and fail, sometime crash in flames. Mary knows the heart of darkness and the promise of light and a better day. Her performance should not be described as an ‘act‘ because she is much deeper and closer to the core of truth, with its suffering and momentary joy. I don’t subscribe to a church or a ‘religion‘, but when Mary sings I’m willing to try to be that person again.” –Cafe Guide
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