Genesis – The Early Years, is a CD compilation of songs collected from Mary Gauthier\'s first three releases, and also includes two previously unreleased tracks. The tracks have been re-mastered by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle) in Nashville TN. This CD is not available in stores, and is only being offered at live shows and CD Baby.
Rarely is a more interesting story more frankly told than that of Mary Gauthier. (That\'s \"go-shay,\" by the way.) Given up at birth by a mother she never knew, Mary bounced around right from the top and was adopted by parents in Thibodaux, LA. She was a classic wild child – hit a hard bottom and straightened out at age 30. Studied Philosophy at L.S.U., then attended Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and founded Boston\'s first Cajun restaurant.
Three big turnarounds encapsulate the story of Mary: rising above a dangerously errant youth, getting sober, and becoming a professional and heralded singer songwriter by not writing her first songs until her mid-thirties. That, and then writing so well from such a visceral and gut wrenching place that it resonates with the press, her heroes, and the audience alike. Gauthier\'s stock in trade is deep portraiture of the disenfranchised and edgier characters among us, and the darker corners of the heart and soul. She shows the hard-earned knowledge of herself in her understanding and compassion for the stories of others, which she tells so well.
Tracks: Long Way To Fall / Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars / Evangeline / Camelot Motel / Sugar Cane / I Drink / Karla Faye / Drag Queens In Limousines / Different Kind Of Gone / Goodbye / Christmas In Paradise / GD HIV / Ways Of The World / I Ain’t Got No Home (live, previously unreleased) / I Don’t Know Nothing About Love (live, previously unreleased).