Stream Mary Gauthier’s New Album Trouble & Love

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier‘s latest album, Trouble & Love, is now available to stream via NPR’s First Listen. It’s the New Orleans-born troubadour’s first release in four years.

“I started the process in a lot of grief,” she explains in the album’s press release. “I’d lost a lot. So the first batch of songs was just too sad. It was like walking too close to the fire. I had to back off from it. The truth is that when you’re in the amount of grief I was in, it’s an altered state. Life is not that. You go through that. We human beings have this built-in healing mechanism that’s always pushing us toward life. I didn’t want to write just darkness, because that’s not the truth. I had to write through the darkness to get to the truth. Writing helped me back onto my feet again. This record is about getting to a new normal. It’s a transformation record.”

The thematic undercurrent of the album is quite literally about finding trouble in love. “For me, love has been a real challenge,” Gauthier says. “Attachment has been a challenge. This record is about losing an attachment I actually made. The loss of it was devastating because I hadn’t fully attached before to anyone. The good news is that I can. The even better news is that I can, and I can lose, and live. Not only do I live, but I’ve got a strength that I never had before.”

Trouble & Love is out June 10.

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06/03/14 Toronto, ON – Hugh’s Room
06/05/14 Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn
06/06/14 Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange
06/07/14 Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
06/08/14 Bellows Falls, VT – Roots On The River
06/09/14 Dover, NH – Red & Shorty’s
06/11/14 Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s
06/12/14 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at Outer Space
06/13/14 Rosendale, NY – The Rosendale Cafe
06/14/14 New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
06/15/14 Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
06/18/14 Haddon Heights, NJ – Sundown Music Series
06/20/14 Franklin, TN – Franklin Theatre
06/21/14 Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
06/24/14 Portland, OR – The Aladdin Theater
06/25/14 Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
06/26/14 Bainbridge Island, WA – Treehouse Cafe
06/27/14 – 06/29/14 Laytonville, CA – Kate Wolf Music Festival
07/05/14 Easton Woodbridge, Suffolk Maverick Festival
07/13/14 – 07/17/14 British Columbia, BC – REO Songwriters Retreat
07/18/14 Edmonton, AB – Blue Chair Cafe
07/19/14 Edmonton, AB – Blue Chair Cafe
07/22/14 – 07/27/14 Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Festival
08/06/14 Fort Collins, CO – Avagadros Number
08/07/14 Colorado Springs, CO – The Loft Music Venue
08/08/14 Denver, CO – Swallow Hill: Tuft Theater
08/15/14 Albuquerque, NM – Outpost Performance Space
08/16/14 Taos, NM – Old County Courthouse

 

 

 

 

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