Mary Gauthier book release & performance

Mary Gauthier writes songs as a salve, healing even as they dig deep into the wounds of trauma both personal and collective. Her new book, Saved By a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, presents as a treatise of her process and belief in the redemptive potential of storytelling – threaded through a memoir of particular clarity and epiphanies. Gauthier, who didn’t begin her music career until age 35, finds art in confronting her past and grace in helping others take control of their narratives, an empathy she explores as core to her work with Austinite Darden Smith’s Songwriting with Soldiers program and Grammy- nominated 2019 album Rifles and Rosary Beads. Gauthier sees songs as reagents that can change the world, the personal become the universal and vice versa, and nothing articulates that power better than her own music. – Doug Freeman
Past date: Wed., July 21, 8pm
1320 S. Lamar, 512/448-2552,
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