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Mary Gauthier - The Foundling (new album / MP3)

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Monday, Mar 8, 2010

Mary Gauthier
The Foundling
(Razor & Tie)
Releasing: 18 May


Celebrated New Orleans singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier offers up an album-length autobiographical tale on her upcoming new album The Foundling. Gauthier’s life has been one of questions as she was given up for adoption shortly after birth and so the search for identity has long been an important theme in her work. She describes the new record’s purpose as a song cycle about relinquishment and adoption, but for years the songs I was trying to write didn’t have an emotional center. When I found my mother, I found the emotional center of the album, as well as the explanation for the ‘orphan feeling’ I’d lived with since I was a child.” Catch Gauthier on the road this spring (tour dates after the jump).


SONG LIST
01 The Foundling
02 Mama Here, Mama Gone
03 Goodbye
04 Sideshow
05 Interlude 1
06 Blood Is Blood
07 March 11, 1962
08 Walk in the Water
09 Interlude 2
10 Sweet Words
11 The Orphan King
12 Another Day Borrowed
13 Coda


Sideshow [MP3]
     



  
TOUR DATES
April 16         Northampton, MA         Iron Horse Music Hall
April 18         Somerville, MA         Somerville Theater*
April 20         Larchmont, NY         Watercolor Café
April 21         Rosendale, NY         Rosendale Café
April 22         New York, NY         The Concert Hall*
April 23         Fall River, MA         Narrows Center for the Arts
April 25         Indio, CA         Stagecoach
May 6         Minneapolis, MN         Cedar Cultural Center†
May 7         Cedar Rapids, IA         CSPS†
May 8         Chicago, IL         Old Town School of Folk Music†
June 13         Bellows Falls, VT         Rockingham Meeting House


* Special Guest to Cowboy Junkies
† With Mindy Smith
(additional dates to be announced)

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A song cycle about Gauthier's search for the birth mother who abandoned her at an orphanage in New Orleans. It's less gloomy than you'd think and surprisingly universal.
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