What the press is saying
RIFLES & ROSARY BEADS (2018)
"The importance of this effort cannot be overstated."
-Country Standard Time
"The album's honesty and insight into an often overlooked aspect of American democracy - the on-the-ground experiences of soldiers and, especially, the aftermath of their time in combat - is a gift in a contemporary moment full of chatter and political rhetoric."
-NPR World Cafe
"Rifles & Rosary Beads' gives veterans and their spouses a voice, a chance to find in song the words that foster growth in the midst of trauma...Gauthier and her co-writers deliver an album of songs that momentarily make the burdens of these men and women lighter, for in these songs they've found the care and empathy of a listening stranger who sits not in judgment but embraces in love."
TROUBLE & LOVE (2014)
"To be affected by these songs, you don't have to know anything of Gauthier's backstory (Louisiana orphan addict chef turned sober troubadour), the respect she commands across gender lines in the Americana scene, or the heavyweight catalog she's built out of unflinching introspection and Southern Gothic-shaded storytelling."
- NPR Music
“...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.”
- Wall Street Journal
"Every tune is a rough gem of melody, misery and economy, as Gauthier excavates romantic wreckage like an archaeologist telling the story of a fossilized love."
- Rolling Stone
“...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
“Gauthier’s new album, ‘Trouble & Love’, is one of the wisest testaments of broken-heartedness an Americana singer-songwriter has ever committed to tape.”
- CMT Edge
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