Writing is how I make sense of everything. This relatively simple act of expression is extraordinarily cathartic. Trauma and pain are immediately liberated. The truly bizarre and fabulous can shine while simultaneously providing a healthy, sometimes even hysterical release. Mary Gauthier writes in her memoir, Saved By A Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, “Storytellers have power; they are not voiceless victims.
Rifles & Rosary Beads, the acclaimed new album from singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has received unanimous praise from the press following its January 26th release via Thirty Tigers. Co-written with U.S. veterans and their families, the eleven songs on the album have connected deeply with those who have listened. In a celebrated career that spans nearly two decades, Rifles & Rosary Beads is Mary Gauthier’s more important work to date as it has changed lives and continues to do so.