SOLD OUT: HUFF Presents: Mary Gauthier & The Halifax All Stars W/Bobby Bare Jr. + Tommy Stinson + Elyse Aeryn

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  • September 30, 2023
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Let’s not mince words here, Mary Gauthier is a goddamned legend, not to mention one of the nicest, most down-to-earth people you will ever have the privilege of seeing. She’ll be playing solo and with a Halifax All Star band at The Carleton during this year’s Halifax Urban Folk Festival – along with an opening songwriters’ circle including Tommy Stinson, Bobby Bare. Jr. and Elyse Aeryn – on Saturday, September 30th. Show time is 8 PM and tickets, while they last, are $67.50 + HST.

The All Star Band for this show consists of: Phil Sedore (guitars). Tom Easley (electric and stand-up bass) and Geoff Arsenault (drums).

Writing helps me sort out confusion, untangle powerful emotions, and ward off desperation. It helps me navigate the powerful emotional weather systems of life.” – Mary Gauthier, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting.

As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. “I’m the kind of songwriter who writes what I see in the world right now,” she affirms. Thankfully, amid dark storms of pandemic loss, she found and followed the beacon of new love: Her gift to us, the powerful Dark Enough to See the Stars, collects ten sparkling jewels of Gauthier songcraft reflecting both love and loss. Her eleventh album, Dark Enough to See the Stars, follows the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans. It garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, as well as a nomination for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association.

Publication of her first book, the illuminating Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, in 2021, brought her more praise. Brandi Carlile has said, “Mary’s songwriting speaks to the tender aspects of our humanness. We need her voice in times like these more than we ever have.” The Associated Press called Gauthier “one of the best songwriters of her generation.”