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Mary Gauthier: Trouble And Love

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She was abandoned at birth. She had run away from her adopted home by age 15. In and out of rehab, she spent her 18th birthday in jail. Still she managed to become an acclaimed chef, open 3 successful restaurants, and get sober.

Then at age 32, Mary Gauthier started writing songs.

Fun facts about Mary Gauthier (Source: Wikipedia)

She sold her share in the restaurant to finance her second album, Drag Queens in Limousines, in 1998. The summer of the release of this album, she was invited to play 11 major folk festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival. Drag Queens in Limousines won in the First Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song, and she was nominated for Best New Artist of the year by the Boston Music Awards. She was nominated for three Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards (GLAMA) and won best country artist of the year. In 2002 her third album, Filth and Fire, was named "Best Indy CD of the year" by Jon Pareles of The New York Times. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2001 and secured a publishing deal with Harlan Howard Songs, then secured a record deal with Lost Highway, a division of Universal Music, in 2003. Her first major label release, in 2005, Mercy Now was on the top 10 list for the year in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News, and Billboard Magazine.

Mary is performing tonight at the Grammy Museum at LA Live. The show starts at 8:00pm, Doors open at 7:30pm.

Her new CD ‘Trouble and Love’ comes out in June. It is available for pre-order on Mary's website.

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