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In the case of Mary Gauthier, four words are worth a thousand pictures. Between Daylight and Dark, her new Lost Highway album, finds her aiming her compass at the sky and searching for home. It is from this longing for home that this group of songs has emerged, and they fill Gauthier's new album with both hope and anguish, with faith as well as fear. The result is reflected in the music, starting as a trickle of songs almost from the moment of her sobriety and swelling into the stream that fed her first two self-released albums (Dixie Kitchen, Drag Queens in Limousines), an indie-label release (Filth and Fire), and her stunning Lost Highway debut (Mercy Now).
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Mary Gauthier set to take part in sixth annual Woody Guthrie celebration / Tulsa World
The Woody Guthrie Center will mark six years in downtown Tulsa with an April celebration featuring musicians, speakers and guests. The celebration will highlight the intersection of music and social justice that Guthrie championed. Among artists set to perform are Ramy Essam, known as the "Voice of the Egyptian Revolution," and Grammy nominees Guy Davis and Mary Gauthier, plus music from local favorites ...
Watch Mary Gauthier perform at 2019 UK Americana Awards
Mary Gauthier wrote her first song at age 35. She sold her share in a restaurant she co-owned to finance her second album, Drag Queens in Limousines, in 1998. The summer of the release of this album, she was invited to play 11 major folk festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival. Drag Queens in Limousines won in The 1st Annual Independent Music Awards for Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song, and she wa...
Mary Gauthier named 'International Songwriter of the Year' at UK: Americana Awards / RollingStone
The Americana Music Association U.K. (AMA-UK), a self-described "little sister" of the Nashville-based AMA, recently held their annual conference in London, with last weekend's U.K. Americana Awards ceremony the centerpiece. At the gala, staged at Hackney Empire in East London, Mary Gauthier was named International Artist of the Year, while Brandi Carlile's powerful "The Joke" took home the award for Int...
Mary Gauthier brings military veterans and their families into her latest album / 89.3KPCC
Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier brought military veterans and their families into the writing process for her latest album, "Rifles and Rosary Beads." NPR music critic Ann Powers says the album "is the product of compassion and a call for more compassion at a time when it's needed most." 89.3KPCC - Pasadena CA Veteran Affairs reporter Libby Denkmann spoke with Gauthier and with a wounded service memb...
NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe will livestream AmericanaFest Performances & Awards
The Americana Music Festival gets underway in Nashville on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Americana Music Association, the 19th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference features a broad range of music showcases from diverse musicians in alt-country, roots-rock, bluegrass, R&B, blues, folk and singer-songwriters, as well as dozens of day time industry pan...
Mary Gauthier, in Rochester for lovincup, stops by WXXI:Connections
Mary Gauthier is a country musician who recently said that she wasn't sober until she was 27, and couldn't write until she was 30. Twenty-five years later, she's an unlikely voice for veterans. Gauthier's newest album includes songs co-written with veterans. The songs explore a range of subjects, including the service of women in uniform, and the pain of loss. Gauthier performed in Roches...
Mary Gauthier set for the redwoods and Flynn's Cabaret / GoodTimes Santa Cruz
Mary Gauthier has a reputation for being a truth teller. The singer-songwriter has built a career sharing deeply personal stories that dig into pain in order to excavate joy. Now, she's sharing the secrets of her talent-for a good cause. For the past five years, she's helped soldiers transform their pain into song with SongwritingWith:Soldiers, an organization that pairs veterans and active-duty service ...
Mary Gauthier tells veteran stories / NPR: Weekend Edition Saturday
Mary Gauthier is no stranger to the gut punch. The lyrical precision on the folk singer's first eight studio albums is testament to her ability to transform her own trauma into a purposeful and communal narrative. On her latest project, Rifles & Rosary Beads, Gauthier shifts the subject to tell the stories of American veterans by employing the voices of those who have served. The Nashville singer...
Mary Gauthier will deliver keynote address for DIY Conference in Nashville / Tennessean
Mary Gauthier's career has run the gamut during her two decades in the music industry – evolving from risk-taking aspiring artist, to critically acclaimed major label star to CEO of her own music business. Gauthier owns her publishing, the masters to her recordings and maintains total creative control over her music. She hires the publicity and promotional teams to market her music. And she partner...
Mary Gauthier talks music biz in music city / WMOT Radio
In the series Music Money and Metadata, Tennessee's WMOT: Radio has been investigating an effort to fix a system that more and more artists say is unsustainable. Cutting edge technological solutions appear close to helping songwriters and artists get paid accurately and quickly for the millions of uses of their music across the internet. So far we've met Chris McMurtry, founder of DART Data, a Na...
Mary Gauthier featured on WMKY's Muddy Bottom Blues
Americana singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier exploded onto the scene in 1999 following her self-released sophomore effort, Drag Queens in Limousines. The album, which garnered her a Crossroads Silver Star and a four-star rating in Rolling Stone, had critics comparing her self-described "country noir" to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine, and, not surprisingly, Lucinda Williams. The succ...
Mary Gauthier set for Birdsong Studio 'Roots Music Series' / Southern Manners
It's been a few years since the release of Mary Gauthier's last full length album, Trouble and Love (2014), but the Americana singer and songwriter hasn't exactly been sitting still. While keeping a full solo tour schedule, and working with Grammy-nominated songstress Gretchen Peters and Eliza Gilkyson on the Three Women And The Truth Tour, Gauthier is also writing a book on songwriting ...
Mary Gauthier performs in MPR's Radio Heartland studio
"Songs have always been a way for me to create a connection with people, and I think connections are how we heal."
– Mary Gauthier I checked off another "Radio Heartland Bucket List Interview" this week when singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier stopped in the studio. Mary's songwriting is legendary amongst her fans and peers for its honesty and grit. Her life story is one filled with cha...
Mary Gauthier on NPR: Mountain Stage
When Mary Gauthier first began to make a name for herself as a musician in the late '90s, she was heralded as one of the most poignant and powerful songwriters of her generation - an amazing accomplishment for someone who wrote her first song at 35. Originally from New Orleans and currently based in Nashville, Gauthier has battled back from hard knocks and bad habits, bouncing between rehab centers a...
Mary Gauthier's songs of pain and hope help others who?ve been there / Washington Life
For a songwriter, writing a love song is arguably a good bit easier than writing about something really difficult, or gut-wrenching, or downright agonizing. The energy, fortitude, pain and guts it takes to dig down deep into a very dark place and come up with not only brilliance, but healing properties is the mark of a real special someone. Mary Gauthier humbly breathes that rarified a...
Mary Gauthier - Taking the road less traveled, with the stories to prove it / Out & About Nashville interview
Mary Gauthier has played over 10,000 gigs, released several albums (some are even available on vinyl), and has won world-renowned accolades. She's found on dozens of playlists including Bob Dylan's and when you hear her sing, it is easy to understand why. Yet when you speak with her you forget about all of that. Ms. Gauthier takes the time to think about her answers before speaking and ...
Mary Gauthier headlines Glasgow Americana Festival / Evening Times
The Glasgow Americana Festival, which enters its eighth year today, features Mary Gauthier as headliner. Back in 2007, Ms. Gauthier was a featured performer in the event's first run and was a key factor in its early success. Organizer Kevin Morris comments, "to have someone of that ilk... was a big thing." Over the years, Morris has found a growing affinity for Americana singer-songwriters ...
Mary Gauthier's Trouble & Love makes Rolling Stone's list of '2014 Albums You Probably Didn't But Really Should Hear'
With so much music released every year, we can't blame anyone for missing some real gems - albums that, for whatever reason, didn't make their way into country music fans' hard drives, CD players or onto their turntables. Some slipped into the marketplace without a major-label marketing push, while others were big-budget releases that, despite a promotional blitz, have so far flown under the ...
Mary Gauthier releases new music video for "Oh Soul" / PopMatters
Americana troubadour Mary Gauthier has released a new video from her recently released album, Trouble & Love. The song, "Oh Soul", is wonderfully complemented by photographs from the reputed photographer Jack Spencer, which are hung on string as Gauthier plays a heartfelt lamentation on her guitar. Read the full PopMatters article and watch the new music video for "Oh Soul."...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / The Bluegrass Situation interview
For nearly two decades, Mary Gauthier has been adding an honest, impeccably raw voice to the realm of American folk music. Her astute story-songs harken to the poetic narratives of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, providing a perspective that is universally human and true. Her new album, Trouble and Love, tackles the been-done-a-thousand-times idea of the breakup song with so much honest directness, y...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / American Songwriter interview
Mary Gauthier waited until she was 35 to write her first song. Since then, she's earned a reputation for being one of the best – and bravest – songwriters of her generation. We asked Gauthier about her powerful new album Trouble & Love, teaching others the craft, and her road to redemption. Trouble & Love only has eight songs, which is unconventional. MG: I wrot...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / Off the Tracks review
Still lamenting the lack of really great Lucinda Williams material across the last decade? Holding out for Springsteen to deliver another of his acoustic "folk" albums? Sad to hear of the loss of Michelle Shocked's mind? Well there's a place you can turn. The place you should always go: the songs of Mary Gauthier. For a couple of decades she's been crafting some of the best Americana music you could ...
Mary Gauthier Sings of 'Trouble & Love' / Voice Of America
Over 17 years and seven albums, Mary Gauthier has earned a reputation for baring her soul in song. The Louisiana-born singer-songwriter has just released her first studio album in four years, "Trouble & Love." Gauthier used the end of a relationship and her own heartbreak as the basis for the songs on her new album. Just about everyone has experienced the feelings of sadness, despair and ho...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / NPR: Fresh Air Interview
Mary Gauthier started gathering material for songs early in life. She ran away from home at 15 and entered her first stint in rehab. But it wasn't until she was in her mid-30s that she became a singer and songwriter. Once she got started, songs poured out that told the story of her life as a drunk and addict, a chef and restaurant owner, an androgynous lesbian, and an adoptee who spent the first...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / The Boston Globe interview
Mary Gauthier has spent her career attempting to cut her songs down to the bone, so much so that audiences sometimes don't know what to make of her. Take "I Drink," a grimly matter-of-fact portrait of alcoholism painted so unfussily that she's often introduced it by mentioning how often people laugh. "I think it's just so stark that essentially they don't even know how to react," says Gauthier, who strug...
Mary Guathier - Trouble & Love / Wall Street Journal: Life & Culture feature
In the time since the appearance of Filth & Fire, the 2002 album that marked her national breakthrough as an edgy and distinctive singer-songwriter, Louisiana-raised Mary Gauthier has become one of Americana music's most admired artists-across the U.S. and in her regular tours around the world. Thousands of aspiring songwriters have signed on for her writing workshops; songs such as the bluntly c...
Mary Gauthier interview and session on BBC Radio: Another Country with Ricky Ross
Ricky Ross talks to Mary Gauthier, who previews songs from her new album Trouble and Love, and talks about TV show Nashville and her love of songwriter Harlan Howard. Listen to Mary Gauthier in conversation and performing songs from her new album Trouble and Love on BBC Radio: Another Country with Ricky Ross...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / Exclaim! Magazine review
Mary Gauthier does not make dinner party music. Call her style uneasy listening, as her signature is deep exploration of personal pain. Her previous studio record, 2010's The Foundling, was based on her experiences as an adoptee, while Trouble & Love is described by Gauthier as "a record I wrote with a broken heart." Its songs brim with sadness, anger, melancholy and just a tinge of hope. A genui...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / NPR 'First Listen'
The breakup songs that offer instant gratification, to songwriter and listener alike, are often the ones that either strike while the anger is hot or skip right to the part where a busted old love is replaced by a new one. Those are the fast-paced action scenes of romantic dissolution. Who would want to dwell on the quietly agonizing, drawn-out times between; the times when a person can feel like a broke...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / Financial Times interview
The advantage of coming to music at a comparatively late age is that the songwriter will have led a life that she can draw on for her songs. And Mary Gauthier has certainly led a life. "It's like a backwards Jack Kerouac," she says. "Instead of coming out brilliant and making my mark in the world and slowly unravelling and becoming a psychotic alcoholic, I started out as a psychotic alcoholic and hav...
A Conversation with Mary Gauthier / HuffPost
HuffPost's Mike Ragogna recently interviewed Mary Gauthier Mike Ragogna: Mary, it's been four years, right? How could you do that to us! Mary Gauthier: What did I do? Oh, the records. [laughs] It takes a while, man! It's hard work, writing these things. MR: What went into this one? Take us on a little tour of Trouble & Love. MG: Well, it's a story of loss. There&...
Mary Gauthier plays Jammin' Java / Northern Virginia Magazine
Mary Gauthier, will be performing at Vienna Virginia's Jammin' Java this Saturday, May 17, as part of a U.S. tour taking her from Nashville to Canada and back, by way of the East Coast. This June will mark the release of her eighth album, entitled, "Trouble & Love." Although this will be her first studio-recorded album in four years, Gauthier has been anything but idle. She has toured all ov...
Mary Gauthier - Trouble & Love / No Depression review
The break-up album to end all break-up albums Mary Gauthier is famous for baring her soul in her songs; none more evident than on her previous album The Foundling which told the tale of her troubled upbringing in intimate heartbreaking detail; and here two years on a passionate long-term relationship has ended and Mary has used the heartbreak to create an album of intense, brittle...
Mary Gauthier samples new album for Santa Monica audience / Los Angeles Times review
Onstage at a sold-out McCabe's in Santa Monica on Saturday night, Mary Gauthier immediately jumped into songs from her forthcoming album, "Trouble & Love," offering up "False From True" and the title track. Then she explained to the audience that she had decided to bring out the new material at the start "so you wouldn't think the new songs accidentally got happy." READ THE FULL Los Angeles T...
Mary Gauthier inaugurates a series of Americana Music Association programming at LA's Grammy Museum
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier inaugurates a series of Americana Music Association programming at the Grammy Museum on Monday April 21. The Louisiana native will be interviewed and perform songs, including selections from her upcoming album "Trouble & Love" (set for release June 10), her first studio recording in four years. The show starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30.
Mary Gauthier: 'Between Daylight and Dark' finds her aiming her compass at the sky and searching for home
In the case of Mary Gauthier, four words are worth a thousand pictures. Between Daylight and Dark, her new Lost Highway album, finds her aiming her compass at the sky and searching for home. It is from this longing for home that this group of songs has emerged, and they fill Gauthier's new album with both hope and anguish, with faith as well as fear. Mary Gauthier knows these places well, ha...