From a troubled adolescence that continues to inform her often confessional material, through a series of outstanding releases with songs covering topics such as abandonment, alcoholism, homelessness and capital punishment, An Evening With Mary Gauthier sounds like no fun at all. The truth couldn't be more different. She is one of the most highly accomplished and respected singer songwriters in the world, and although her subject material may be dark and provocative, her essential warmth, humour and humanity constantly shines through and her live performances are absolutely captivating.
Her latest record, Rifles and Rosary Beads, is her most important yet. Co-written with U.S. veterans and their families, the eleven deeply personal songs on this album reveal the untold stories, and powerful struggles that these veterans and their spouses deal with abroad and after returning home. More than a collection of thoughtful songs, this is a testament to the fact that music can literally save lives.
“Her razor-sharp eye for detail and her commitment to unsentimental self-reflection puts her in a class with greats such as Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and yes, Bob Dylan.” – Los Angeles Times.Website