Mary Gauthier, with Very Special Guest, Jaimee Harris, to Perform at Caffe Lena, Sept. 17th
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Coming to the Caffe Lena stage on Sept. 17th is Mary Gauthier, alongside very special guest, Jaimee Harris. The folk singer/songwriter crafts songs that draw on her storied life experiences, reflecting beauty in sorrow, healing in loss.
As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, Grammy-nominated and 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, evident in 2022’s powerful Dark Enough to See the Stars – a collection of ten sparkling jewels of Gauthier songcraft reflecting beauty in sorrow, healing in loss, and a perspective only an artist of uncommon generosity can give.
In addition to penning instantly memorable songs such as “Drag Queens in Limousines,” Gauthier has never shied away from difficult self-exploration, including sobriety, confessions of a troubled life, and the repercussions of her adoption from a New Orleans orphanage and subsequent search for her birth mother. 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 generation.” Gauthier reflects: “Writing helps me sort out confusion, untangle powerful emotions, and ward off desperation. It helps me navigate the powerful emotional weather systems of life.”
Country-folk-leaning singer-songwriter Jaimee Harris is known for her rock energy, fiercely honest lyrics, and an underlying, biting intensity. 2023’s Boomerang Town, her second album, cuts equally close to the bone, tracing the fortunes of a host of characters who live on the knife’s edge between hope and despair. This time, however, the Austin-area native finds her power more in the deeply poetic narratives than the backing (Austin Chronicle). Harris understands that love and grief are two sides of the same coin. This latest effort weaves spellbinding tales, wrapping stories of home, grief, loss, addiction, and love into deeply moving atmospheric music, and announces the arrival of a great new songwriter on the scene.
Doors open at 7:00 pm for the 7:30 pm show. Tickets are $28.00 for general admission, $25.00 for members and $14.00 for students and children. To purchase your tickets, please click here. For those that wish to catch the show via livestream, they may do so by purchasing access for $5.00. To purchase access to the livestream, please click here.