Gauthier, "American Folk" soundtrack drop
Friday, January 26, 2018
– Mary Gauthier is out with the unique "Rifles and Rosary Beads." She wrote the songs with soldiers and/or their families as an outgrowth of a charitable organization with which she is involved. The 11 songs are military-related and also focus on the families. "Iraq" concerns sexual harassment.
The soundtrack to the indie film "American Folk" is out today with its two stars - Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth - providing most of the music. The film is about two folks singers stranded in LA in the wake of 9-11. John Prine and Jerry Garcia and Davis Grisman provide two other songs.
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Rifles and Rosary Beads
Mary Gauthier has built her career on honest, sometimes brutally and achingly self-confessional songs. This is the first time that she has focused on experiences other than her own, and it could become not only the strongest album of her career but, in its own way, a landmark album. "Rifles and Rosary Beads" was co-written over the period of a few years with U.S. veterans and their families, revealing untold and powerful stories that veterans faced abroad, returning home and that their »»»
Trouble & Love
Mary Gauthier is an artist who will never be accused of not telling the truth and the artist's latest collection of songs, "Trouble and Love," is no exception. Inspired by Gauthier's real life heartbreak, the eight-track record follows the artist through the process of grieving over a lost relationship, highlighting with fine lyricism and rich, moody Americana soundscapes the good, the bad and the ugly.
Gauthier brought some method acting principles to the recording process, »»»
Live at Blue Rock
Live albums can be a tricky proposition. Even if a performer succeeds in doing justice to their material, the artist still has to find a way to enhance the originals. On the other hand, if the concert renditions fail to match the studio versions, then they might be accused of being overly dependent on their producer's studio savvy.
So what's the musician to do? If you're Mary Gauthier, you take your most resilient songs - and a few by a sympathetic soul like Fred Eaglesmith - and »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: It's no wonder that 10 String Symphony stays busy
To say that Rachel Baiman has been busy might be an understatement. Last year, she released the very fine "Shame" CD and toured behind that. Just last month, she and musical collaborator Christian Sedelmyer put out their third album, "Generation Frustration," under the moniker 10 String Symphony.
The two were on an ultra-short tour... »»»
Concert Review: No lead singer? No problem for The Earls of Leicester
The Earls of Leicester have been in a bind that could have caused other bands to cancel the show. The bluegrass band's lead singer Shawn Camp has suffered from laryngitis for 11 days.
What to do? Put the vocals on the cords mainly of acoustic guitarist Jeff White and to a lesser extent Dobro player supreme Jerry Douglas.... »»»
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