Alt-country singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier exploded onto the scene in 1999 following her self-released sophomore effort, "Drag Queens in Limousines." The album, which garnered her a Crossroads Silver Star and a four-star rating in Rolling Stone, had critics comparing her self-described "country noir" to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine, and, not surprisingly, Lucinda Williams. Gauthier's warmly candid treatment of her fringe-dwelling subjects rings true and never verges on sentimental.
Cost: $25 advance; $30 day of show
Phone: (512) 475-6515
Event url: www.marygauthier.com/
2247 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78712