House Concert: Mary Gauthier performing in-the-round with Amber Rubarth and Jaimee Harris

  • June 14, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
  • Private Home in Rolando (near SDSU)

    San Diego, California 92115
Ticket Price $30.00 Buy Tickets

Palo Verde House Concerts presents

Mary Gauthier performing in the round with Amber Rubarth and Jaimee Harris

Friday, June 14, 2024

5:30: Doors

6:00: Performance

8:00: Curfew

The 2024 Palo Verde Concert Series opens Friday, June 14th with award-winning Americana artist Mary Gauthier and special guests Amber Rubarth and Jaimee Harris.

Your $30 donation to the performers reserves your seat (fees apply). 

This is not a potluck, but feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks. No outside chairs*.  Small coolers (that fit under a chair) fine.  Additional information including the exact location will be emailed three days prior to the event.

*Please let us know if you have any special needs for accessibility or comfort by emailing


About the Artists:

Mary Gauthier: As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. Thankfully, amid dark storms of pandemic loss, she found and followed the beacon of new love: Her gift to us, her latest record, Dark Enough to See the Stars, collects ten sparkling jewels of Gauthier songcraft reflecting both love and loss. 

Her eleventh album, Dark Enough to See the Stars, follows the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans. It garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album and nomination for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Publication of her first book, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, in 2021, brought her more praise. Brandi Carlile has said, “Mary’s songwriting speaks to the tender aspects of our humanness. We need her voice in times like these more than we ever have.” The Associated Press called Gauthier “one of the best songwriters of her generation.”

Mary Gauthier’s songwriting brilliance offers beauty in sorrow, healing in loss, and a perspective only an artist of uncommon generosity can give.

Jaimee Harris: Jaimee Harris’s sophomore effort Boomerang Town marks a bold step forward for this country-folk-leaning singer-songwriter. It is an arresting, ambitious song-cycle that explores the generational arc of family, the stranglehold of addiction, and the fragile ties that bind us together as Americans.

Harris began cultivating Boomerang Town in 2016, a time of great loss for many in the Americana community, with the songwriter losing several musicians close to her. A shift in the nation’s political landscape had ushered in a new level of cultural polarization and for someone who grew up in a small town outside of Waco, Texas, Harris believed the values instilled by her parents were not entirely in line with how many were viewing, and vilifying, Christians. As a person in recovery, Harris has had to re-evaluate her own connection to faith and find strength in a higher power. It was from the intersection of these social, personal, and political currents that the album was born.

While themes of addiction and grief permeate sections of the record, it echoes hope in the face of the darkness. Out February 17th, Boomerang Town understands that love and grief are two sides of the same coin.

Amber Rubarth: In her unassuming yet beguiling way, Amber Rubarth draws you into a world where wonder and high-minded concepts weave into a poetic tapestry.  She has toured the world from South Africa to Japan and throughout Europe and North America, from her early days opening for a flea circus in Texas, to more recently Carnegie Hall and Glastonbury Festival, and sharing stages with many heroes including Emmylou Harris, Booker T. Jones, Richie Havens and Ralph Stanley.  She made her acting debut co-starring in the feature film 'American Folk’ which the Hollywood Reporter praised as "Superb... a heartfelt homage to American folk music," and Rolling Stone premiered the first single calling it “Enchanting.”

Rubarth’s eighth album ‘Cover Crop’ was recorded and mixed completely solo at her cottage in the woods of New York, and is a reinterpretation of 15 songs through the lens of our interconnectivity with nature.  She has composed for numerous films including Sundance winner 'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work' and co-produced a double-album for the documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi.’  In addition to music, she leads workshops on creativity and the subconscious, and is co-producer of the annual Rancho La Puerta Folk Festival in Mexico.







Date & Time

Fri, Jun 14, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:50 PM

Venue Details

Private Home in Rolando (near SDSU)

San Diego, California 92115 Private Home in Rolando (near SDSU)
Palo Verde House Concerts

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