Rifles & Rosary Beads

Rifles & Rosary Beads

Music CD - 2018
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Gauthier tells the stories of American veterans by employing the voices of those who have served. The Nashville singer-songwriter worked in collaboration with the nonprofit SongwritingWith:Soldiers to co-write the album's 11 tracks with veterans and their families. A portion of every sale goes to Songwriting With:Soldiers.
Publisher: [United States] :, In The Black,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: CD MA GAU
Characteristics: 1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Rifles and rosary beads

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Nominated for Best Folk Album.


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BrianWoods
Mar 07, 2019

Mary Gauthier has been around for sometime, and has written some pretty good songs along the way, and this Grammy nominated release might be her best.This was a brilliant idea to wed the emotions and thoughts of Iraq war survivors with Mary's songwriting and playing, the Vets aren't songwriters and she hasn't experienced war/military life, but what they have done together is pretty powerful stuff.
If you like this, please do check out her previous releases,Filth & Fire 2002, Mercy Now 2005 or The Foundling 2010 (the last one to my mind is like a raw nerve, where she deals with wanting answers to her being an orphan),all very fine releases, and I expect more of the same in the future.

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