Mary Gauthier

Compassion, understanding, and an adventurous spirit: those are three of the qualities you hope for in an interview subject when you call an hour before they’re ready because of a time zone miscommunication. Mary Gauthier has all kinds of that stuff packed into her giant heart, thankfully. She’s also the longstanding host of the transcendent all-acoustic Sunday show at the historic Rockingham Meetinghouse that closes the Roots On The River music festival every year in Bellows Falls, Vermont. I already used the word ‘transcendent’… I can’t think of a better one. More about the festival at and more about Mary at