I was honored to be featured on Steve Dawson's "Music Makers and Soul Shakers" Podcast recently. From the website: Steve Dawson, a guitarist/producer from Canada, now living in Nashville, has launched a new podcast entitled “Music Makers and Soul Shakers”. The 5th episode, featuring Mary Gauthier, is now up for free download from iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts from. The show is a longform interview about Mary’s music, history and songwriting process. There’s also a little jam at the end with Steve and Mary playing her song “Last of the Hobo Kings”. Subscribe to the podcast for weekly episodes featuring artists, musicians, producers and more from all over the Americana music spectrum!
In Episode 5, songwriter Mary Gauthier drops by The Henhouse in Nashville for a wide-ranging conversation about her unorthodox path in the music business that didn't start until she was 40! She has had songs on Grammy winning albums, and had them covered by artists as diverse as Jimmy Buffet and Bettye LaVette. Mary has recorded a number of exceptional albums, working with some heavy-hitters in the production world, such as Joe Henry and Gurf Morlix. Her latest album, Trouble and Love is some of her finest work to date. Mary and Steve discuss her songwriting process, how she approaches making records, some of her studio experiences, her new book and some of the hurdles she has overcome to go from being a successful chef and restaurant owner to one of the most respected songwriters of her generation. At the end of the interview, Mary and Steve pick up the guitars and perform her song "Last Of The Hobo Kings".
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