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Rarely is a more interesting story more frankly told than that of Mary Gauthier. (That's "go-shay," by the way.) Given up at birth by a mother she never knew, Mary bounced around right from the top and was adopted by parents of the Italian Catholic persuasion in Thibodoux, LA. She was a classic wild child - gay bars, detox, even prison, before she straightened out. Studied Philosophy at L.S.U., then attended Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and founded Boston's first Cajun restaurant - drinking all the way, right up to opening night. Three big turnarounds encapsulate the story of Mary: rising above a dangerously errant youth, getting sober, and becoming a professional and heralded singer songwriter by not writing her first songs until her mid-thirties. That, and then writing so well from such a visceral and gut wrenching place that it resonates with the press, her heroes, and the audience alike. Gauthier's stock in trade is deep portraiture of the disenfranchised and edgier characters among us, and the darker corners of the heart and soul. She shows the hard-earned knowledge of herself in her understanding and compassion for the stories of others, which she tells so well.


  1. Name
  2. Long Way To Fall
  3. Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars
  4. Evangeline
  5. Camelot Motel
  6. Sugar Cane
  7. I Drink
  8. Karla Faye
  9. Drag Queens In Limousines
  10. Different Kind Of Gone
  11. Goodbye
  12. Christmas In Paradise
  13. GD HIV
  14. Ways Of The World
  15. I Ain't Got No Home (Live, Previously Unreleased)
  16. I Don't Know Nothing About Love (Live, Previously Unreleased)
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