Mary Gauthier’s Rifles & Rosary Beads is a collection of songs she co-wrote with US Veterans over the last five years through SongwritingWith:Soldiers, a non-profit that offers Veterans a chance to work with professional songwriters. The songs on Rifles and Rosary Beads tell the story of the effect war has had on the Americans who’ve served, and their families. “You'll be hard pressed to hear a more powerful moving work this year - or any other.” Randy Lewis, LA Times. The Americana Music Association has nominated Rifles & Rosary Beads for Record of the Year, and Entertainment Weekly named it one of the 10 best records of the year, so far.
Mary Gauthier is a regular on Grand Ole Opry, and has had songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Bare Sr., Bettye Lavette, Amy Helm, Mike Farris and many others. Eight albums into her career, she was named, “One of Americana’s most admired artists across the US and around the world,” by The Wall Street Journal, noting her “razor-sharp eye for detail and her commitment to unsentimental self-reflection.”
The Black Box Songwriter Series features singer-songwriters in an intimate, listening-room setting. Since its inception in 2015, the series has attracted a variety of celebrated songwriters, such as Gretchen Peters (“Independence Day”), Susan Gibson (“Wide Open Spaces”), Walt Wilkins (“Trains I Missed”), and numerous award-winning troubadours. Both newcomers and veteran songwriters have played the series and given fans a chance to hear incredible songs as well as the stories behind them.
This series is produced by the City of Lewisville. Tickets are $15 general admission. Sales tax included in ticket price.