We are building a new venue! Please visit our crowdfunding information page for more details!
Join us for exceptional music, coffee, and dessert in an intimate setting at one of our Green Wood Coffee House events.
** We now have two locations! **
Ann Arbor: 1001 Green Rd, 48105.
Grass Lake: 2415 Norvell Rd, 49240.
Please note which location is holding your event!
Reservations are highly recommended! Online reservations may be made via the Paypal link found with each event listing; phone reservations, call (734) 665-8558 and leave your name, number of tickets, and event; by mail, send a check payable to “Green Wood Coffee House” to Green Wood Coffee House, PO Box 191, Grass Lake MI 49240.
Friday and Saturday, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, doors open at 2:30 p.m. No tickets are mailed; simply give your name at the door.
Times are tough — money is tight. Music brings comfort and joy. If your budget prevents you from paying admission, please don’t stay away! At the door, simply pay what you can, or mention that you are on the guest list. It’s just not the same without you!
We want to keep our artists, volunteers, and audience safe! Based on current CDC & MIOSHA guidance regarding COVID-19, masking and proof of full vaccination are required for all Green Wood Coffee House events. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.
Fri23Sep20228:00 pm1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Mary Gauthier wsg Jaimee Harris
Her songs? They’re about as idiosyncratic as anything in the wide world of “popular music.” They’re painfully personal, yet they somehow infiltrate the souls of her listeners, no matter how different the paths they’ve followed through their lives.
Songs aren’t so much written as harvested by Gauthier. Though she lives not far from the hit-making mills of Music Row, she admits to knowing nothing about how to write on command. She says, “I have to be called to write. The call comes from somewhere I don’t understand, but I know it when I hear it.”
That call first came to her a long time ago. Her life to that point had led her to extremes, plenty of negatives and a few brilliant bright spots. An adopted child who became a teenage runaway, she found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens. Eventually she achieved renown as a chef even while balancing her restaurant responsibilities with the demands of addiction to heroin.
Two more successful restaurants, an escalating addiction, and a subsequent arrest led her into sobriety. It was rehearsal for what was to follow, when she wrote her first song in her mid-thirties. From that point, Gauthier channeled a long line of eloquent works, including the achingly beautiful, "Mercy Now." www.marygauthier.com