Mary Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated American folk singer-songwriter and author, whose songs have been covered by performers including Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Kathy Mattea, Boy George, Jimmy Buffett, Bettye Lavette, Candi Staton, and Amy Helm.

Mary’s songs often deal with marginalization, informed by her experience of adoption, addiction and recovery, and growing up gay in the deep south.

Her work demonstrates an “ability to transform her own trauma into a purposeful and communal narrative”, such as the lyric “we could all use, a little mercy, now”, from her song Mercy Now.

Her Grammy nominated 2018 album Rifles & Rosary Beads, co-written with military veterans and their families, has been hailed as a landmark achievement.

She has won awards from the Americana Music Association, International Folk Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards, the GLAMA Awards, and the UK Americana Association.