I had the great pleasure of producing Mary Gauthier’s new album, The Foundling, this past winter. It’s an intensely personal collection of songs, best described in her own words:
I was born to an unwed mother in 1962 and subsequently surrendered to St. Vincent’s Women and Infants Asylum on Magazine Street in New Orleans, where I spent my first year. I was adopted shortly thereafter but left my adopted family at fifteen. I wandered for years looking for, but never quite finding a place that felt like home. I searched for, found, and was denied a meeting with my birth mother when I was 45 years old. She couldn’t afford to re-open the wound she’d carried her whole life, the wound of surrendering a baby. The Foundling is my story.
Working with Mary on these songs and talking about the stories and the issues that revolved around them allowed me to finally focus on and conceptualize the album that became Renmin Park. It was an intense and wonderful experience. Latent Recordings has the great honour of representing The Foundling in Canada. Here are some links to some early reviews of the album.
Take a listen to the album for free and if you like what you hear buy a copy.
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This is the first album I’ve heard of Mary Gauthier. Its a truly brillant album. I listen to it when ever I get the chance.
The album sounds excellent. I did not connect to her live performance but the music settles nicely on this record. Looking forward to a full spin of this album.
i saw mary in milano almost 4 years ago, after \mercy now\ album.
i’m listening now this new record and i would like to thanks all of guys for that
would be a great gift to see cowboys junkies in italy!
may you have a great summer!