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"Music and books, I think, were the two things I trusted the most as a child," Mary Gauthier says.
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June 24, 2014 Trouble & Love is about a relationship that went bad. "I think that this is one where Mary finally gets the lesson," Gauthier tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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Mary Gauthier's new album, Trouble & Love, comes out June 10.
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June 1, 2014 Gauthier works her way through stages of grief over a relationship, depicting each one as an all-consuming, transformative experience and stumbling onto blue notes that didn't exist before.
Mary Gauthier performs on Mountain Stage.
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February 22, 2013 The New Orleans native returns for her third appearance with uplifting songs that reflect the struggles she has overcome, including addiction and homelessness.
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Mary Gauthier just released The Foundling, an album in which she tries to make piece with the woman who gave her up for adoption.
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June 20, 2010 The American folksinger just released a new album inspired by her life story. Born in New Orleans, Gauthier was put up for adoption at birth and later struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. In The Foundling, she tells a story she says others might keep silent.
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December 5, 2008 Between Daylight & Dark is the latest record by widely acclaimed songwriter Mary Gauthier, who makes her third appearance on Mountain Stage in a set originally recorded in December 2007. Originally from New Orleans and currently a Nashville resident, Gauthier has battled back from hard knocks and bad habits to emerge as one of the most poignant and powerful songwriters of her generation.
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June 29, 2006 The editors of Paste magazine wondered: who are the best living songwriters around. They gathered a team of 50 musicians and writers and put together a list of the top 100. On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson, the arts editor for NPR News, Bill Wyman and songwriter Mary Gauthier. They discuss great songwriters, life-changing songs and the art and craft of songwriting.
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December 17, 2005 All Things Considered music reviewer Will Hermes shares his picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, from the "wonderfully strange" world of Animal Collective to the "gorgeous hymn rock" of Sigur Ros.
March 23, 2005 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Mercy Now, the new album from singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier.
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March 20, 2005 Mary Gauthier, a Louisiana-bred singer with a hardscrabble past, has won critical acclaim for her haunting, sparse melodies. She talks with NPR's Sheilah Cast about her latest CD, Mercy Now.
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February 16, 2005 A Dust Brothers collaboration from Beck; New music from Manuel Guajiro Mirabal; A soundtrack from Gustavo Santaolalla; 1920s crooning from Rufus Wainwright; Electronic lullabies by Efterklang; Odd instrumentals from Character; Tuatara percussionist Barrett Martin; Country singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier.
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