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Mary Gauthier

with special guest Jaimee Harris

at FUSION | 708
708 1st St. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
Other Events at Fusion | 708

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $25

Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 day of show (plus service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Tickets will go on sale to AMP members on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 AM. Click here for info on AMP Membership.

Regular on-sale is Friday, June 7 at 10 AM.

FUSION | 708 is a beautiful black box theater and art gallery in the FUSION arts campus on the edge of downtown (at 1st and Lomas). The theater can be configured in a variety of ways. This show will be all seated.

"Writing helps me sort out confusion, untangle powerful emotions, and ward off desperation. It helps me navigate the powerful emotional weather systems of life." —Mary Gauthier, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting 

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. 

Gauthier's early work, which she began at age 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, on which she explored the repercussions of her adoption from a New Orleans orphanage and subsequent search for her birth mother. 

On Dark Enough to See the Stars, she mourns recent devastating losses: the deaths of John Prine, David Olney, Nanci Griffith, and her beloved friend Betsy. But she also sings open-heartedly of love. All ten tracks prove Gauthier's belief, as stated in Saved by a Song, that "songs can bring us a deep understanding of each other and ourselves and open the heart to love." 


Jaimee Harris turned 30 during the pandemic. It's a milestone that is a rite of passage even during normal times. But for this Texas-born singer-songwriter, it came in the midst of one of the strangest and most tumultuous periods in American history. When the world stopped during lockdown, Harris, like many others, found herself gazing back into the past, ruminating on the nature of her hometown and family origins, and reckoning with their imprint on her. The term "nostalgia" derives from the Greek words nostos (return) and algos (pain), and if Harris's Boomerang Town can be regarded as a nostalgic album, it is only nostalgic in the sense that the longing for home is a desire to return to the past and heal old wounds.

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.


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