Mary Gauthier w/Virtual Concert Series

 

In celebration of National
Adoption Month, the acclaimed singer and adoptee will premiere a series of
performance videos throughout the month of November on YouTube. Based on her
sixth album, The Foundling, the
10-part virtual concept concert series will chronicle the album’s narrative
tale of Gauthier’s trials and ultimate triumph as an adopted child herself.

 

By Blurt
Staff

 

Filmed
and produced by Jack Ballo at Ultravision, this is the first video series of
its kind to premiere on YouTube. The  original album itself was written and recorded
over the course of two years and was produced in Toronto by Michael Timmins of
Cowboy Junkies, of whom Gauthier notes, “Mike understood my story and was able
to create a musical landscape that captures the nuances of the narrative.” Of
the album’s genesis, Gauthier adds, “I envisioned writing a song cycle about
relinquishment and adoption, but for years the songs I was trying to write
didn’t have an emotional center. When I found my mother, I found the emotional
center of the album, as well as the explanation for the ‘orphan feeling’ I’d
lived with since I was a child. It turns out that this feeling is universal,
and hearing other people’s stories, adopted or not, has made me realize that
this was the record I was born to make.”

 

The first
video, for “The Foundling,” is available here:

www.youtube.com/user/thefoundlingfilms

THE FOUNDLING VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES
Available Now
            “The
Foundling”
November 1
           “Mama Here,
Mama Gone”
November 4
           “Goodbye”
November 8
           “Sideshow”
November 11
           “Blood is
Blood”
November 15
           “March 11,
1962”
November 18
           “Walk in the
Water”
November 22
           “Sweet Words”
November 25
           “The Orphan
King”
November 29            “Another
Day Borrowed

 

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