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Gene Watson's Peers

Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2013, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Audrey Auld, which she submitted to this site on Wednesday 6 February 2013.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Audrey Auld who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
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Audrey Auld

Audrey Auld
This quote was submitted on Wednesday 6 February 2013.

'I love real country music, the kind Gene Watson makes.

It's hard core, authentic and heart-felt, the way good country is meant to be.

Gene honors the music while bringing his own great Texan style.

Gene is pure country!'

Thank you, Audrey Auld, for your support of Gene Watson.
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About Audrey Auld...

Audrey Auld

Audrey Auld was a singer / songwriter from Tasmania, whose heart was in country music, folk music and Americana music, with a presence as big as The Outback.

Audrey Auld was born on Tuesday 14 January 1964 in Tasmania, Australia to parents Frederick J. Auld and Audrey Wells and spent her early years in their mountain home at Mount Wellington, Tasmania.

Audrey Auld's songs are the wry and poignant observations of a Tassie girl, who lived in California and Nashville since 2003.

Audrey Auld called her music 'Music with the dirt left on'

'The only problem with Auld is trying to decide if she's more remarkable as a singer or a songwriter, which isn't the worst problem an artist can have'
John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music, Austin, Texas, April 2012

'Anyone doubting that Audrey Auld is one of the world's best songwriters should give 'Resurrection Moon' (Reckless Records, 2012) a listen'
Paul Riley, Country Music People, United Kingdom, April 2012

Audrey Auld was a memorable and uplifting entertainer.

Audrey Auld was a spontaneous comedienne and a writer of humorous, provocative and soulful songs.

A touring songwriter, Audrey Auld won the 2006 MerleFest Song Contest and performed her winning song 'Losing Faith' with Rich Brotherton (of Robert Earl Keen's band) on guitar to a thrilled MerleFest crowd.

Audrey Auld's Reckless Records

In 1998, Audrey Auld established Reckless Records.

Audrey Auld & Bill Chmbers: 'Looking Back To See' (Reckless Records, 1999), which gained award-winning acclaim in Australia.  'Looking Back To See' (Reckless Records, 1999)

On Sunday 29 August 1999, Audrey Auld saw the release of her debut album, 'Looking Back To See' (Reckless Records, 1999), which gained award-winning acclaim in Australia.

Audrey Auld's 'Looking Back To See' (Reckless Records, 1999) was a duet album with singer / songwriter and guitar great Bill Chambers (Dead Ringer Band, Kasey Chambers), and laid a foundation for Audrey Auld's future releases, which included 'The Fallen' (Reckless Records, 2000), an album which received an ARIA nomination for 'Best Country Album' in Australia.

Audrey Auld & Bill Chambers' 'Looking Back To See' (Reckless Records, 1999) included the following tracks:

'Looking Back To See'
'Sugar Daddy'
'Kiss The Children'
'Honky Tonk Fool'
'Searching'
'We'll Sweep Out The Ashes in The Morning'
'It Was The Whiskey Talking (Not Me)'
'Road of Regret'
'Losing Side of Love'
'You Opened My Eyes'
'Honky Tonk Merry Go Round'
'You Are My Sunshine'
'What's in Our Hearts'
'Meet Me Up There'

Audrey Auld: 'The Fallen' (Reckless Records, 2000)

In 2000, Audrey Auld saw the release of 'The Fallen' (Reckless Records, 2000), her debut solo album and a modern country album, complete with large helpings of steel guitar; the album included the following tracks:

'I'd Leave Me Too' (written by Audrey Auld)
'Black Cloud' (written by Audrey Auld)
'Shove It' (written by Audrey Auld)
'To The Bone' (written by Audrey Auld)
'Jellyroll' (written by Audrey Auld)
'Alcohol & Pills' (written by Fred Eaglesmith)
'Without You' (written by Audrey Auld)
'Too Far To Fall' (written by Audrey Auld)

Johnny Cash & June Carter: 'Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter' (Columbia Records, 1967)

'Jackson', was written by Jerry Leiber (Tuesday 25 April 1933 - Monday 22 August 2011) and Billy Edd Wheeler

In August 1967, Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) & June Carter (Sunday 23 June 1929 - Thursday 15 May 2003) saw the release of 'Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter' (Columbia Records, 1967); one of the included tracks was 'Jackson', which was released in September 1967, reaching No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart and winning a Grammy Award in 1968 for 'Best Country & Western Performance Duet, Trio or Group'.

On Tuesday 19 March 2002, Johnny Cash & June Carter's 'Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter' (Columbia Records, 1967) was re-issued by Columbia Records.

'Jackson' was reprised by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, performing as Johnny Cash and June Carter, in the 2005 film 'Walk The Line'.

'Still Holding On' (written by Audrey Auld)
'Missing You' (written by Audrey Auld)
'Song For Clax' (written by Audrey Auld)

In 2003, Audrey Auld re-located to the United States to pursue her singing career and to share her life with her loving husband, 'Mez' (Daniel) Mezera, who she married on Friday 29 August 2003.  Audrey and Mez spent many happy years living in Tennessee and California.

Audrey Auld: 'Losing Faith' (Reckless Records, 2003)

It was also in 2003 when Audrey Auld saw the release of 'Losing Faith' (Reckless Records, 2003), a dark haunting release which put Audrey Auld on the map in the United States with Americana radio.

Audrey Auld's 'Losing Faith' (Reckless Records, 2003) included the following tracks:

'Losing Faith'
'Denied'
'Our Lady of Sorrows'
'Not Who I Am'
'Doin' Well'
'Trashin' Da Blues'
'Your Eyes'
'B-Grade Affair' / this track featured guest vocals from Fred Eaglesmith
'Next Big Nothing'
'You Did'
'Heartache'
'Ain't No Joy' / this track featured guest vocals from Mary Gauthier
'Harmony' / this track featured guest vocals from Kieran Kane

Audrey Auld began touring the states opening shows for Todd Snider, Fred Eaglesmith and Kevin Welch, among others.

Audrey Auld & Bill Chambers: 'Reckless Records Garage Sale: 1997 - 2003' (Reckless Records, 2003)

On Tuesday 11 November 2003, Audrey Auld & Bill Chambers saw the release of 'Reckless Records Garage Sale: 1997-2003' (Reckless Records, 2003), a diverse selection of unreleased and deleted tracks:

'The Angels Rejoiced' / this track featured Bill Chambers and Audrey Auld
'Fake Love With Me' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'Goodbye' / this track featured Bill Chambers
'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry', which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953) / this track featured Audrey Auld and Camille Te Nahu
'Hillbilly Daddy' / this track featured Bill Chambers
'Cry' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'Tex & Buddy' / this track featured Bill Chambers and Audrey Auld
'The World Changed Today' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'Wilder Than Her' / this track featured Fred Eaglesmith with Audrey Auld and was a 'live' recording
'I'll Never Be Fooled Again' / this track featured Audrey Auld and Rick Carey
'Mountain Home' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'Going Crazy Without You' / this track featured Bill Chambers
'1-800-Go-Tell-John' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'Santa Spend Xmas With Me' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'He's a Good Dog' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'You Remind Me of a Bad Memory' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'Hobo's Meditation' / this track featured Audrey Auld
'Oh, Susanna' / this track featured The Yearlings
'Camelot Motel' / this track featured Mary Gauthier

Audrey Auld: 'Texas' (Reckless Records, 2005)

On Tuesday 8 March 2005, Audrey Auld saw the release of 'Texas' (Reckless Records, 2005), her first release as Audrey Auld-Mezera since becoming a United States resident and adopting her married name.

Recorded 'live' in the studio, Audrey Auld-Mezera's 'Texas' (Reckless Records, 2005) which featured Texan greats Carrie Rodriguez, Gabe Rhodes & Kimmie Rhodes. and Darcie Deaville, along with Will Landin (bass) and Wally Doggett (percussion) and Audrey’s Australian mate Bill Chambers, included the following tracks:

'Love You Like The Earth' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Karla Faye' (written by Mary Gauthier and Crit Harmon)
'My Father' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Song For Harlan' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Ball & Chain' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Hole in My Life' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Woody' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Missin' Mez' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Billy Joe' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'Shine' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)
'One Eye' (written by Audrey Auld-Mezera)

Audrey Auld-Mezera's 'Texas' (Reckless Records, 2005) was produced by Gabe Rhodes and Audrey Auld.

Audrey Auld-Mezera & Nina Gerber: 'In The House' (Reckless Records, 2006)

On Tuesday 9 May 2006, Audrey Auld-Mezera & Nina Gerber saw the release of 'In The House' (Reckless Records, 2006), which was recorded 'live' at a sold-out show at Studio E in Sebastopol, California in December 2005, and included the following tracks:

Disc 1
Talk: Introduction
'Alcohol & Pills' (written by Fred Eaglesmith)
Talk: Last Stop South Pole
'Mountain Home'
Talk: Audrey Meeting Nina
'I'd Leave Me Too'
Talk: Aussie Love Song
'Shove It'
Talk: Men Are Imperfect
'Losing Faith'
'Your Eyes'
Talk: Nina
'I Know You By Heart' (written by Eve Nelson and Diane Scanlon)
Talk: Souvenir of Finlandia
'Drinking Problem'
Talk: A Husband That's Mine
'Love You Like The Earth'
'Black Cloud'
Talk: Only Here For The Soup
'Jellyroll'
Talk: Live Dangerously
'Hole in My Life'
Talk: Smoke, Toke, Tinkle
'Song For Clax'

Disc 2
Talk: Peace Process
'Imagine', which was written by John Lennon (Wednesday 9 October 1940 - Monday 8 December 1980)
Talk: Mary Gauthier
'Karla Faye' (written by Mary Gauthier and Crit Harmon)
Talk: Hank Williams Button
'Ball & Chain'
Talk: More Ink Than Pink
'My Father'
Talk: Get-a-Bong Beach
'Self-Help Helped Me'
Talk: Keith Allen
'Deep Water' (written by Keith Allen)
Talk: Jewish Singing Cowboy
'I Still Miss Someone', which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003)
'Next Big Nothing'
Talk: Thanks
'One Eye'
'Half a World Away'
Talk: Patty Griffin
'Mary' (written by Patty Griffin)

Audrey Auld-Mezera: 'Lost Men and Angry Girls' (Reckless Records, 2007)

On Tuesday 13 February 2007, Audrey Auld-Mezera saw the release of 'Lost Men & Angry Girls' (Reckless Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:

'Bolinas' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera)
'Morphine'
'Last Seen in Gainesville' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera)
'Buck Hungry' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera) / this track featured guest vocals from Bill Chambers
'Looking For Luckenbach' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera)
'Half a World Away' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera) / this track featured guest voccals from Nina Gerber
'We Cry' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera)
'Clinch Mountain Prayer' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera) / this track featured guest vocals from Bill Chambers
'Down in a Hole' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera)
'Not I' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera) / this track featured guest vocals from Raechel Lee
'Self-Help Helped Me' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera)
'Dublin Boy' (written by Audrey Auld Mezera) / this track featured guest vocals from Karl Broadie
'Lullaby For Baby Taylor'







Billabong Song (2009), EP


As Australian songwriter Audrey Auld tours America, she delights audiences with folk songs from her homeland, and fans have requested that she record some of them. Her new EP BILLABONG SONG is an acoustic collection of folk songs that are an integral part of the fabric of Australian culture, plus one beautiful new track ("Australia") written by Audrey and a poem from 1908. Recorded in Nashville by Mark Moffatt, with Stuie French (lead acoustic guitar) and Camille Te Nahu (harmony).

TRACKLIST:
Waltzing Matilda
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Australia (Paint You A Picture)
Pub With No Beer
Camooweal
My Country (poem)

Produced by Audrey Auld

"Waltzing Matilda", Australia's unofficial anthem, is known the world over. Who would have thought a song about a suicidal sheep thief could muster such joy? But bookend this with Eric Bogle's epic "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda", and there is not a dry eye in the house. “Pub With No Beer”, made famous worldwide by Slim Dusty (aka David Kirkpatrick), proves it’s the country’s Down Under characters that give Australia its unique charm. “Camooweal” is a rare love song written by Slim that draws its title from the name of a small Outback town. “My Country”, a poem by Dorothea Mackellar familiar to many Australians, gives listeners a taste of Audrey’s spoken Australian accent. Audrey declares her own love of her native land with the original song "Australia (Paint You A Picture)".






"Write Out Loud" songbook (2010)
Come Find Me (2011)
Resurrection Moon (2012)
Wood (EP) 2012
Tonk (2013)
"Tonk: Live in Nashville" DVD (2013)
"Hey Warden" (2015) EP




Audrey Auld quickly became a favourite on local radio stations, including KRSH, KRCB and KPIG, playing frequently for Sleepy John's local shows and touring the region.

'Texas' (Reckless Records, 2005), which was released in 2005, was also an ARIA 'Best Country Album' nominee in Audrey Auld's homeland.  The album was recorded in Texas with Gabe Rhodes, a gifted musician, producer and son of legendary artist Kimmie Rhodes.

While in California, San Quentin Prison became a regular gig for Audrey Auld via her involvement with the Bread and Roses organisation.  Her initial performance to a captive audience led to ongoing songwriting workshops with the inmates.

It was in Northern California where Audrey Auld was introduced to guitarist extraordinaire Nina Gerber, who had worked with Eliza Gilkyson, Kate Wolfe and Karla Bonoff, amongst others.

The two musically fast friends hit it off immediately and their second show together was recorded and released in 2006; 'In The House' (Reckless Records, 2006) was a stunning 'live' album.

On Friday 3 March 2006, Sunny Sweeney saw the release of her independent debut album, 'Heartbreakers Hall of Fame' (Independent Release, 2006 / Big Machine Records, 2007), which included Audrey Auld's 'Next Big Nothing'; the album was released nationally in the United States, on Tuesday 6 March 2007, by Big Machine Records.

In 2007, 'Lost Men & Angry Girls' (Reckless Records, 2007) went to No.1 on the Freeform Americana Chart, which was compiled from the worldwide playlists of radio presenters who played music for love, not money.  The album showcased Audrey Auld's best writing to date and was proof of the heart and mind connection of her music and her huge capacity for compassion and humour in writing songs that everyone could relate to.

As Audrey Auld toured the world, she delighted audiences with folk songs from her homeland, and fans requested that she record them.

In 2009, Audrey Auld saw the release of 'Billabong Song' (Reckless Records, 2009), an acoustic collection of songs which were an integral part of the fabric of Australian culture, and a poem from 1908, plus one beautiful new track written by Audrey.

Another fan request was that Audrrey Auld publish the lyrics and chords to her songs, so in 2010 she published 'Write Out Loud', which was a songbook perfect for a campfire sing-a-long or a front-porch jam session.

In 2011, Audrey Auld saw the release of what is regarded as her finest work to date; 'Come Find Me' (Reckless Records, 2011) was produced by Mark Hallman of Congress House Studios in Austin (Mark Hallman has produced albums for Eliza Gilkyson, Ani DeFranco and Tom Russell) and was a fan-funded project which earned a five-star review in the prestigious United Kingdom magazine, Country Music People.

'Audrey Auld is an amazing talent.  Like a special flower in your garden.  Her songs are a kind of beacon of hope, from a woman who cares, in this deeply cynical world we are all stranded in.  You need to relax more, play this album'
Paul Riley, Country Music People, United Kingdom

In 2012, Audrey Auld saw the release of 'Resurrection Moon' (Reckless Records, 2012), a restrospective collection of favourite songs from the last decade, plus two new tracks which were recorded in Nashville.

To celebrate Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, on Saturday 14 July 2012, Audrey Auld created a hand-made acoustic five-track CD entitled 'Wood'.

Audrey Auld's songs were included on the FX television shows 'Justified' and 'The Good Guys', performed live on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, ('Next Big Nothing' was recorded by Sunny Sweeney for Big Machine Records in 2007), sung in wedding ceremonies, played in bars and camp-fire jams.  But it’s as a live entertainer where Audrey Auld really shone.

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote', in February 2013, Audrey Auld was living in East Nashville with her husband, dogs, chickens and frogs - growing food, writing songs, recording and touring.

Audrey Auld's 2013 album was titled 'Tonk' and was a hardcore country music album, which was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Kenny Vaughan.

Audrey Auld realised that Kenny Vaughan, who she met during her first visit to Nashville in 2001, would be the one person she knew would be perfect in helping her realise her dream album; he is a great musician with deep respect for traditional country music.

The first song Kenny Vaughan ever played guitar on was 'Folsom Prison Blues'.  After many years touring with Lucinda Williams, Kenny Vaughan, in 2013, was one of Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives.

Audrey Auld's Career Highlights
• 
San Quentin Prison - performance and ongoing songwriting workshops
• Performing at The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia
• Singing harmony with Buddy Miller and band in Australia
• Touring Australia and United States with Fred Eaglesmith
• Establishing Reckless Records in 1998
• 2 ARIA Nominations (Australian Recording Industry Association) for self-produced and self-released albums on her own Reckless Records label
• 4 songs cut by other artists, including Sunny Sweeney of Big Machine Records
• 2 Golden Guitar nominations (Australia)
• Sitting with Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) in his pick-up truck listening to the pre-release album of The Louvin Bros. tribute album
• Playing on Ernest Tubb’s 'Midnite Jamboree' with Don Helms (Hank Williams’ Band) on steel guitar, Jett Williams as Master of Ceremonies and singing harmony with Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) on 'I Saw The Light'
• Recording with Kieran Kane, Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier, Dale Watson, Colin Gilmore, Bill Chambers, Kasey Chambers, Nina Gerber, Carrie Rodriguez, and Gabe & Kimmie Rhodes
• Singing with Tom Russell, Laurie Lewis, Jim Lauderdale, Kim Ritchie, Paul Kelly, Fred Eaglesmith, Jon Dee Graham, Gurf Morlix and Jimmie LaFave
• Kasey Chambers included 'Song For Clax' in her Top Ten favourite songs in 2001

'The beauty of Audrey's work is that she understands the power of simplicity. Whether it be in a traditional country setting or on the more edgy tracks, her voice stays honest and true'
Kieran Kane

Audrey Auld

Audrey Auld

Audrey Auld-Mezera
January 14,1964 - August 9, 2015

Audrey Auld-Mezera was born on January 14, 1964 and passed away at the age of 51 on August 9, 2015 in Stinson Beach, California. Audrey was born in Tasmania, Australia to parents Frederick J. Auld and Audrey Wells and spent her early years in their mountain home at Mt Wellington, Tasmania. Later in life she relocated to the United States to pursue her singing career and to share her life with her loving husband, "Mez" (Daniel) Mezera, who she married on August 29, 2003. Audrey and Mez spent many happy years living in Tennessee and California.

Audrey is survived by her adoring husband, Mez, her father Frederick J. Auld, mother Audrey Wells, loving siblings Freddy, Nukee, Warwick and Lynne, and stepfather Colin Wells and stepmother Dorothy Auld.

Audrey was surrounded by her musician friends singing, "Bound for Glory," when she made her transition. She opened her eyes, smiled lovingly at her husband Mez and passed from this earthly plane. It was a magnificent moment for all who were privileged to be present for this transformative moment.

Audrey's final album was "Hey Warden," with inmates from San Quentin Prison. She touched and was touched deeply by the people and the experience. Her work with prisoners is emblematic of the heartfulness with which life she lived life, wrote and sang her music.

A memorial service to celebrate Audrey Auld's life was held at Stinson Beach Community Center on Sunday 6 September 2015.



• Visit Audrey Auld's Official Site at audreyauld.com
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Photos of Audrey Auld courtesy of Joseph Anthony Baker

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