• Mary Gauthier at Pleasance Theatre

  • Sat, 09-11-2019 at 19:30
  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office
    33 Pleasance
    EH8 9TJ Edinburgh
Mary Gauthier at Pleasance Theatre - Pleasance Theatre Box Office - Edinburgh

International Artist of the Year - UK Americana Awards 2019 Mary Gauthier's tenth album is Rifles & Rosary Beads all eleven songs co-written with and for wounded veterans. Eleven of the nearly four hundred songs that highly accomplished songwriters have co-written as part of the five-year-old SongwritingWith:Soldiers program. Gauthier's first nine albums presented extraordinary confessional songs, deeply personal, profoundly emotional pieces ranging from “I Drink,” a blunt accounting of addiction, to “March 11, 1962,” the day she was born — and relinquished to an orphanage — to “Worthy,” in which the singer finally understands she is deserving of love. Maybe that's where the confessional song cycle ends, for she has midwifed these eleven new songs in careful collaboration with other souls whose struggle is urgent, immediate, and palpable. And none are about her.