Grammy-nominated American folk singer-songwriter and author Mary Gauthier crafts instantly memorable songs. She has never shied away from difficult self-exploration and has demonstrated an “ability to transform her own trauma into a purposeful and communal narrative” (NPR). Gauthier’s songs have been recorded by dozens of artists and have appeared in film and television. Her 2018 album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, co-written with military veterans and their families, has been hailed as a landmark achievement. In 2021 she released the book, Saved by a Song, The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting. Her 2022 album, Dark Enough to See the Stars, returns Gauthier to the confessional mode of songwriting on her 2005 release, “Mercy Now.” Brandi Carlile has said, “Mary’s songwriting speaks to the tender aspects of our humanness. We need her voice in times like these more than we ever have.”
“With songwriting as powerful as hers, there’s no need to go looking for qualifiers. She’s a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice.”
Jaimee Harris built a devoted critical and popular following in Austin, Texas, as she fronted a slate of seasoned musicians. In May 2018, Harris left her job to pursue music full time. By August, she was opening shows all over the world for Mary Gauthier. On the heels of her debut album Red Rescue, hailed by many as one of the top Americana albums of 2018, Harris did not disappoint with the release of The Congress House Sessions, a thoughtful, intimate EP with stripped-down recordings of some of her most requested songs.