Mary Gauthier:

Stories of Loss and Triumph

By Terry Roland

Mary GauthierIf great art depends upon the reflection of the artist's soul in their work, then the act of songwriting can be a daunting, sometimes risky, and intimate experience. A painter, a poet or a writer can leave such reflections on the canvas or the printed page. The songwriter however, often finds her works full realization in performance before a live audience. Once a song is captured in the studio, in the hands of singer-songwriter, Mary Gauthier (who comes to town this Saturday at The Mint in Los Angeles) they continue to grow through her words and melodies' deeply personal yet universal stories. I spoke with her about her work during a recent phone interview.

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