Jumpin Hot Club presents
MARY GAUTHIER + JAIMEE HARRIS
Friday 19 April, 2024. 7.30pm doors.
includes booking fee. Tickets available online only. Advance booking recommended due to limited capacity). Prices vary based on seating position in relation to stage.
Our old friend & Jumpin Hot favourite Mary Gauthier is back over the pond. Support again is the wonderful singer/songwriter Jaimee Harris!
“With songwriting as powerful as hers, there’s no need to go looking for qualifiers. She’s a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice. And there’s never a surplus of those.” — Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Mary Gauthier’s eleventh album, Dark Enough to See the Stars, is her first record in over 8 years, consisting of all her own songs, & 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.”
Mary’s songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, including Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Bettye Lavette and Candi Staton and have appeared extensively in Film, Television, most recently on HBO TV’s Yellowstone.
” I first heard Jaimee Harris in 2018 and was just blown away by the power of her voice, the plaintiveness in her voice…and the honesty and forthrightness in her songwriting. Her second album does not disappoint on those levels. Tough stuff, family trauma, addiction, but there’s also some beautiful love songs and a lot of hope on this record, too. It is just beautiful. You will be crying by the end of this record. Happy tears.”- Ann Powers, New Music Friday feature (NPR)
“Jaimee Harris has been making waves with her emotive, stirringly honest songwriting that walks the often thin line between folk and country. Whatever you want to call it, it rides on the smooth instrument of Harris’s vocals and her courageous storytelling lyricism.” — Kim Ruehl, Folk Alley