Save the date!
The great bastard bard Mary Gauthier will be performing here in Columbus on May 18.
I first ran into Mary over 10 years ago on WCBE. I’d never heard of her. I don’t remember the name of the song that was played and the word “adoption” wasn’t mentioned once. But Wowza! I shouted ”that’s about being adopted.” It was. And I googled her. Since then I’ve been a big fan. Her May 2010 CD The Foundling, is a tour d’ force of her own adoption experience:
The songs (on The Foundling) tell the story of a kid abandoned at birth who spent a year in an orphanage and was adopted, who ran way from the adopted home and ended up in show business, who searched for birth parents late in life and found one and was rejected, and who came through the other side of all of this still believing in love
–but speaks to us all no matter what our experience.
It was named 3rd top CD of the year by the LA Times.
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