Coffeehouse Concerts at TheArts@311

KASU Radio teams up with the Arts at 311 to present musician Mary Gauthier at the last Coffeehouse Concert of the 2015 season on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. at 311 S. Church St. in Jonesboro.

Gauthier, a resident of Nashville and recurring Grand Ole Opry performer, is an Americana singer and songwriter. Originally from New Orleans, Gauthier ran a Cajun restaurant before diving into a career in music.  

Gauthier has created 10 albums in her career. Her first major album release, “Mercy Now,” was featured on the top 10 albums for 2005 in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News, and Billboard Magazine. Since then, she has recorded six other albums and has performed and recorded her songs with several artists, including Jimmy Buffett and Tim McGraw.

KASU station manager Mike Doyle   said,   “The word is out and people are planning to attend. Mary is a survivor of hard knocks with a devoted fan base across the U.S. who know her life story and who love her songs. She’s the most well known   performer we’ve ever booked for a KASU Coffee House concert. If I had to simplify a description of her musical approach, I’d say a combination of   Lucinda Williams and John Prine.”

KASU Coffeehouse Concerts at The Arts at 311 are underwritten by Dr. Richard Stevenson, cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeon; Dr. Carl Abraham of Jonesboro Infectious Disease and Control Consultants (IDCC); and Gregg-Langford-Bookout Funeral Homes.

Admission costs ten dollars when doors open at 6:30 pm the night of performance, or in advance at IDCC between 1 pm and 4:30 pm on Mondays through Thursdays.

News story written by KASU intern Michelle Gould, a multimedia journalism major at A-State in Jonesboro