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Mary Gauthier On Mountain Stage

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Mary Gauthier On Mountain Stage

Mary Gauthier On Mountain Stage

Mary Gauthier On Mountain Stage

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Mary Gauthier.

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Set List

  • Mama Here, Momma Gone
  • Sideshow
  • Blood is Blood
  • Mercy Now

Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier tackles very heavy and personal subject matter on her latest CD, The Foundling. The autobiographical concept album chronicles a child put up for adoption and the life experiences that follow.

Accompanied by Tania Elizabeth (formerly of The Duhks) on violin, Gauthier performs songs from The Foundling on this, her fourth appearance on Mountain Stage since 2002. She wrote "Blood is Blood" as a "protest song" to allow adopted children to have access to their birth records. Included in this concert is a performance of "Mercy Now," from her 2005 album of the same name, not heard on the radio broadcast.

This Mountain Stage performance was originally published Oct. 6, 2010.

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