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Mary Gauthier Announces Fall Tour & Honors Truckers In New Song/Video “Truckers & Troubadours”

Nashville, TN – Acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/author Mary Gauthier has announced a fall tour in support of her highly anticipated new album Dark Enough To See The Stars, which comes out this Friday, June 3rd. Tickets for the tour go on sale the same day.  See a full list of tour dates below.
One of the highlights on Dark Enough To See The Stars is the beautiful “Truckers & Troubadours.” Gauthier honors the often-underappreciated truckers, who are also behind the scenes heroes of the pandemic. “I co-wrote this song on Zoom during the early pandemic lockdown in 2020 with my truck-driving friend Long Haul Paul (Paul Marhoefer) and Darden Smith,” says Gauthier. “It was during the time period when the only people driving on the highways were long haul truck drivers, and they were out there saving the day, making sure stores were getting what they needed, doing the hard work to keep the country going. There were no open restaurants, no open rest stops, no showers, no business as usual for them, but they powered forward anyway. They were the main reason grocery stores still had food. Long Haul Paul says that when he hears me and Darden talking, we sound like two truck drivers at a diner. Seems right to me.”

In the new video, Gauthier includes personal photo tributes to some of the great troubadours we have recently lost. John Prine, Nanci Griffith, David Olney and Cowboy Jack Clement were both friends and mentors to Gauthier, as they were to so many other songwriters as they were starting out. “Turns out, troubadours and truckers have a whole lot in common. That’s what this song is about,” Gauthier adds. Watch the new video for “Truckers & Troubadours” HERE.

Dark Enough To See The Stars is the follow up to Gauthier’s highly praised 2018 release Rifles & Rosary Beads, which was co-written with U.S. veterans and their families. The album received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. In 2021, Gauthier released her first book, the inspiring Saved By A Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting. The book received critical acclaim and was included in Rolling Stone’s “Best Music Books of 2021.”

June 9 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage
June 10 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Downstairs
June 11 – Albany, NY – The Linda
June 12 – New York, NY – City Winery Loft
June 18 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabe’s Guitar Shop
June 21 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
June 22 – Auburn, CA – Auburn State Theatre
June 23 & 24 – Laytonville, CA – Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival
June 25 – Novato, CA – HopMonk Tavern

September 7 – Franklin, TN – Franklin Theatre
September 8 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds North
September 11 – Asheville, NC – ISIS Music Hall
September 13 – Columbus, OH – Natalie’s Music Hall
September 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
September 16 – St. Louis, MO  – Old Rock House
September 17 – Cedar Rapids, IA  – CSPS
September 18 – Chicago, IL  – City Winery
September 20 – Grand Rapids, MI  – Listening Room
September 21 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
September 22 – Three Oaks, MI  – The Acorn Theater
September 23 – Ann Arbor, MI – Green Wood Coffee House Series
September 25 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
October 5 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne
October 6 – Exeter, NH – The Word Barn
October 7 – Portland, ME  – One Longfellow Square
October 8 – Plymouth, MA – Spire Center
October 9 – Greenfield, MA – Hawks & Reed
October 20 – Ft. Worth, TX – The Post at River East
October 21 – Austin, TX – 3Ten ACL Live
October 23  – Tomball, TX – Main Street Crossing
GGM Staff


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