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With songwriting as powerful as hers, there's no need to go looking for qualifiers. She's a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice. And there's never a surplus of those. - Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times

Her eleventh album, the first record in over 8 years consisting of all her own songs, Dark Enough to See the Stars, follows the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans. It garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, as well as a nomination for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Publication of her first book, the illuminating Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, in 2021, brought her more praise. 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. The Associated Press called Gauthier one of the best songwriters of her generation.

Mary's songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Dolly Parton, Boy George, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Bettye Lavette, Mike Farris, Kathy Mattea, Bobby Bare, Amy Helm and Candi Staton and have appeared extensively in Film and Television, most recently on HBO TV's Yellowstone.


"...from start to finish, Gauthier masterfully makes the personal universal."

-The Associated Press

"Mary Gauthier is known for her astute ability to share sentiments common to all, even when those truths may be difficult to discern. She's never shrunk from that responsibility as it applies to probing the depth of her soul in order to uncover those sentiments that may well resonate with others as well."

-American Songwriter

"..these songs on Dark Enough to See the Stars resonate with emotions that many of us have felt in recent times but were unable to express nearly as well as Gauthier does."

-Glide Magazine

"Fall Apart World, the track that opens Mary Gauthier's new album, Dark Enough to See the Stars, might just be a perfect song Gauthier's album shines as one of the best of the year so far."

-No Depression

"Dark Enough to See the Stars is certain to be a musical highlight of the year, and another Gauthier classic to carry with us through the journey of life."

-Entertainment Focus

"Under heartfelt wishes for no more pain or struggle, and thoughts of reuniting beyond this mortal coil, Dark Enough To See The Stars shows Mary Gauthier as a subtle, evocative wordsmith at her peak. It's a highly rewarding album."


"Dark Enough to See the Stars stands with her very best work. Just as her song Mercy Now has been covered by many artists, this collection of ten songs has several that should endure for years to come. You may shed some tears, recall fond memories of your own, or simply just marvel at how Gauthier delivers so many poignant, relatable emotions that most of us would be hard-pressed to express. Rarely does an album have so much emotional impact."

-Glide Magazine

"From the opening number to the last, the album is captivating, leaving you in no doubt that you're in the company of one of the great storytellers and songwriters of our age."

-Entertainment Focus

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