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Dixie Kitchen

by Mary Gauthier

Country-noir - sharp-eyed intelligence, vocal directness, gritty and real, with themes not usually dealt with in mainstream country.
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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1. Ways Of The World
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2. I Don't Know Nothin About Love
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3. The Other Side Of Free
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4. Goddamn HIV
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5. Old Love Never Dies
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6. You're All I Wanna Do
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7. Ever Easy
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8. Skeleton Town
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9. Rock And Roll Lies
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Mary Gauthier's third album 'Filth & Fire' appeared on many of the top CD of the Year lists throughout the country, with Jon Pareles in The New York Times ranking the album as the #1 Independent Album of the Year. "Unflinching honesty makes Filth & Fire a triumph, the best singer-songwriter album of the year..." reported NO DEPRESSION, shortly after the album's release in July 2002. "Filth & Fire should establish her as one of the finest artists in the whole alt country field," reported the Washington Post.

"She is the People's Heart of Alternative Country," said media in Ireland after a recent European tour, and it is a sentiment that is shared by audiences everywhere Mary tours-in the U.S., in Europe, and most recently this summer, on festival stages throughout Canada.

A Louisiana native, Mary studied philosophy for five years at Louisiana State University before traveling east to study at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Mary opened an award-winning restaurant, Dixie Kitchen, in Boston's historic Back Bay, later selling the restaurant to pursue music full-time and moving to Nashville. Today, Mary tours the United States extensively and continues to tour in Europe several times each year. Ever breaking new ground, in summer 2003 along with being invited to perform for second time on the Newport Folk Festival's mainstage, Mary will tour extensively in Canada performing in major festivals such as the Edmonton Folk Festival, Calgary Blues & Roots Festival, Festival d'ete de Quebec, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, and Canmore Folk Festival, as well as other venues.

In her third cd 'Filth & Fire,' produced by Texas-based Gurf Morlix, Mary Gauthier introduces her audiences to characters whose moral qualities are tied to spiritual struggles with cords that are thin, frayed, and well-worn. Here, the listener will find some left hanging by a thread...did she jump or learn to pray out there on The Ledge? There are those who are holding on trying to find dignity like Davey, celebrating Christmas in Paradise while living under the Cow Key Bridge. People crack, crumble and burn in 'Filth & Fire' as they deal with the everyday dramas that depict universal themes of love vs. lovelessness, community vs. loneliness, and despair vs. faith. But, they're dealing. And for the artist, that seems to be what matters most. From the 'royal denizens' of Camelot Motel, with "damn good reasons for their sins" who seek anonymity not absolution, to the "dirty air, dirty laundry, dirty money, dirty rain," of Mary's Louisiana birthplace in Burnin' Sugar Cane, Mary Gauthier's fans who first embraced 'Drag Queens in Limousines' will find plenty of the grit they love.

The US release of her sophomore CD 'Drag Queens in Limousines,' was nothing short of phenomenal-within six months Mary Gauthier was touring coast to coast and accepting invitations to perform on the main stages of more than a dozen of the most prestigious festivals in U.S., from Strawberry Music in California to the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, and the CD received national airplay and media attention in publications like Billboard and No Depression in the US, and international praise in Rolling Stone (4 stars), MOJO (Album of the Month), Q Magazine, Uncut, Les Inrocktibles, and Country Music People, as well as awards such as the Independent Artist of the Year and a Silver Star from Crossroads Magazine.

Dixie Kitchen is Mary Gauthier's first cd -- get it while you still can! It's produced by Crit Harmon who also produced 'Drag Queens in Limousines.'

Mary Gauthier will be recording her fourth album in October 2003 with Gurf Morlix producing. The CD is scheduled for a spring 2004 release.


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Jack Mearse

Political music is GREAT!!! This cd is political. It is GREAT!!!
I love this cd. I borrowed it from a friend and after listening returned it promptly. Not because I didn't like the music - I did - but just because it's nice to return things promptly. I love that Mary is unafraid to use her music to shake her fist at "the man." The man would keep us all down if it weren't for thoughtful provocative artists like Mary. My entire political philosophy changed after listening to this cd. THANKS MARY!!!!

Steve in DC

Mere words cannot do her justice
The CD is an extension of the artist's genius. Mary cannot produce anything less than brilliant. Mere words cannot describe her talents and abilities. She is gifted and a rare find. Whether it be this CD or any of her others, her artistry is magnificent and she is a bright rising star.

Dan I.

Fine first effort
Recommended. Some fine uptempo tunes mixed with slower observations of the darker side of life. An artist still trying to find her own way , but this is a fine start.

Dr. Steve in DC

Mary is Van Gogh
Mary's music reaches the soul, then pentrates deeply. She awakens me. I cannot think of a greater compliment to bestow on an artist. Mary is the Van Gogh of her music.

Lisa Leblanc

honest, down to earth music
One of my favorite artists, CD kicks ass. There is no pretention in Mary's music. I highly recommend this CD.

Johnny Boerrigter

W'll love You
Please,Mary
Dont't ever stop making the music You are making
the last years
You are making my happy
Lots of love
Johnny

Sue J

Twang with attitude.
I am a recent but toal Mary Gauthier convert. Love her later albums but also really like the 'real country' feel of this one. The almost yodel catch on some tracks is a joy. Love the attitude and anger that comes through the twang.

Ross Fenner

Met Mary in Nashville at the Blue Bird. Hooked every since
Purchased this cd from Mary out of the trunk/hatch of her car after finishing dinner with her and some other new and old freinds. She told me it wasn't her favorite. It quickly made my favorite list along with Drag Queens and Limosines ( which I bought in the same method).Her poetry on Dixie Kitchen is powerful matched only by her voice/songstyling which makes you listen hard and hang on every phrase.

james blackley

am i glad i bought this!!
i am a big fan of Mary and had all her cd`s since drag queens. This one was difficult to source in Scotland so thanks to "cdbaby" this completes my collection (so far) of this wonderfull singer/songwriter!

Vincent Showalter

good disc
great songs; excellent vocals
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