Mary Gauthier to Perform at Fogartyville in Sarasota
The Associated Press named Mary Gauthier as one of the best songwriters of her generation. Mary is also a published author; her first book Saved by a Song came out on St. Martin’s Press in 2021. Her most recent musical release, Rifles & Rosary Beads is a collection of songs co-written with wounded veterans was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Folk Album, and Record of the Year by the Americana Music Association. The UK Americana Association named Mary their 2019 International Artist of the Year, and Folk Alliance International named Rifles & Rosary Beads the 2019 Record of the Year. Mary Gauthier will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Friday, November 19th at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Students with valid ID can purchase $15 tickets.
“With songwriting as powerful as hers, there’s no need to go looking for qualifiers. She’s a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice. And there’s never a surplus of those.” — Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Time
Mary’s songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Dolly Parton, Boy George, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Bettye Lavette, Mike Farris, Kathy Mattea, Bobby Bare, Amy Helm, and Candi Staton, and have appeared extensively in Film and Television, most recently on HBO TV’s Yellowstone.
Jaimee Harris will open the show and perform with Gauthier. Harris is poised to become the next queen of Americana-Folk, a slightly edgier Emmylou Harris for the younger generation. Her new album draws comparisons to Patty Griffin, Ryan Adams, and Kathleen Edwards – all writers who know how to craft a heartbreakingly beautiful song with just enough grit to keep you enthralled. Harris writes about the basic human experience, in a way that is simple, poetic, and often painfully relatable.
This concert is being presented in conjunction with the Listening Room of Sarasota.
Photo Credit- Laura E. Partain