Mary Gauthier Brings Talents to Duling on May 22

meet Mary Gauthier

As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters
of the past few years. “I’m the kind of songwriter who writes what I see in the world right
now,” she affirms.

Thankfully, amid dark storms of pandemic loss, she found and followed
the beacon of new love: Her gift to us, the powerful Dark Enough to See the Stars, collects
ten sparkling jewels of Gauthier songcraft reflecting both love and loss. Her eleventh album, Dark Enough to See the Stars, follows the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans.

It garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, as well as a nomination
for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Publication of her first book,
the illuminating Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, in 2021,
brought her more praise. Brandi Carlile has said, “Mary’s songwriting speaks to the tender
aspects of our humanness. We need her voice in times like these more than we ever
have.” The Associated Press called Gauthier “one of the best songwriters of her

Gauthier’s early work, which began at 35, reflected her newfound sobriety, delving into
events from a troubled life, which persisted after she became a renowned chef in Boston.
Dark Enough to See the Stars returns Gauthier to the scintillating confessional mode on
such albums as her breakthrough release, 2005’s Mercy Now, as well as such ear worms
as the hook-laden “Drag Queens in Limousines.”

In addition to crafting instantly memorable songs, Gauthier has never shied away from difficult self-exploration, as with 2010’s The Foundling, in which she explored the repercussions of her adoption from a New Orleans orphanage and subsequent search for her birth mother.

Opening for Gauthier, Jaimee Harris also brings her talents to the stage at Duling Hall.

Jaimee Harris’s sophomore effort Boomerang Town marks a bold step forward for this country-folk-leaning singer-songwriter. It is an arresting, ambitious song cycle that explores the generational arc of family, the stranglehold of addiction, and the fragile ties that bind us together as Americans. Harris began cultivating Boomerang Town in 2016, a time of great loss for many in the Americana community, with the songwriter losing several musicians close to her. As a person in recovery, Harris has had to re-evaluate her connection to faith and find strength in a higher power. It was from the intersection of these social, personal, and political currents that the album was born.

See Jaimee Harris and Mary Gauthier LIVE at Duling Hall on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024.

Doors – 6:30pm | Show – 7:30pm

Listen to her on Spotify to get a sneak peek of what you’ll be seeing on May 22 live at Duling Hall!

Listen to Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier – Dark Enough to See the Stars

Our friends at Saltine Restaurant serve a food menu from doors to showtime and provide a full bar with signature cocktails throughout the entire event.

Duling Hall is an Independent Venue that welcomes all music lovers.