Sunday, March 09, 2008

Suggestions from the Farmer

The Farmer dropped these off on the front porch late last night after he finished feeding the surrender monkeys. Mary Gauthier (pronounced GO-shay) is a Louisiana-born folk artist, one of those people who you encounter once you get off the beaten path and onto the back roads of American music. "Mercy Now" actually got some airplay on Nashville radio, one of the advantages of living in a town full of music freaks.

I hadn't heard "I Drink" until now. This track shows another side of Gauthier's songwriting talents:

Gauthier is currently residing and recording in Nashville; yet another example of what you find in this town when you dig below the surface of mainstream country and discover the multi-faceted music scene this town nurtures.