Gauthier, "American Folk" soundtrack drop
Friday, January 26, 2018
– Mary Gauthier is out with the unique "Rifles and Rosary Beads." She wrote the songs with soldiers and/or their families as an outgrowth of a charitable organization with which she is involved. The 11 songs are military-related and also focus on the families. "Iraq" concerns sexual harassment.
The soundtrack to the indie film "American Folk" is out today with its two stars - Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth - providing most of the music. The film is about two folks singers stranded in LA in the wake of 9-11. John Prine and Jerry Garcia and Davis Grisman provide two other songs.
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