Grammy-nominated Mary Gauthier will perform at Belle Plaine's Bartlett Arboretum in November

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Mary Gauthier

The Bartlett Arboretum will have Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter, Mary Gauthier, at the final Treefest celebration concert on Sunday, Nov. 7. 

The Associated Press named Gauthier as one of the best songwriters of her generation. Her record "Mercy Now" was named in the top five records of the decade.

Randy Lewis from the Los Angeles Times has said, “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.”

Gauthier will be singing and speaking about her new extraordinary memoir, Saved by a Song. 

Gauthier’s most recent work, "Rifles and Rosary Beads", a collaboration with wounded veterans and their families, honorably earned a Grammy nod in 2018.

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Her songs have also been covered by performers including Tim McGraw, Blake SheltonKathy Mattea, and Jimmy Buffett. 

Tickets are $15 at the gate and kids enter free if under the wing. Bartlett Arboretum does ask to keep pets at home. 

Bartlett Arboretum does encourage those who attend to pack a picnic, but they will have food from Lucian's Tuscan or Lyons Den BBQ under an autumn arboreal canopy.