Three Women & The Truth
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Three women, three guitars and the words, music, and hard-won wisdom from three lifetimes spent in pursuit of the song. Three Women and The Truth is a trio of accomplished, richly-talented, award-winning songwriters, whose songs cut through the murky layers of life's complexities and bring clarity to many of the challenges we all long to make sense of. Writing from their life's experience, these songwriters are skilled in balancing personal tales with classic underpinnings, hinting at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events and incidents that touch on the mythic and the timeless.
The Associated Press named Mary Gauthier one of the best songwriters of her generation. Praised by both Dylan and Tom Waits, her songs have been recorded by dozens of artists including Jimmy Buffet, Blake Shelton, and Tim McGraw. Her third album, Filth and Fire, was named #1 Best Independent CD of the year by Jon Pareles of the New York Times. Mercy Now was named in the top 5 records of the decade by No Depression
"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
Twice Grammy-nominated and CMA Song Of The Year winner for "Independence Day" (Martina McBride), Gretchen Peters has toured continually in North America, the UK, and Europe, releasing nine critically acclaimed albums. Her songs have been recorded by Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, and others. Peters' 2012 Hello Cruel World landed in the top 5 on the US Americana chart and remained at #1 for a record-breaking two months on the EuroAmericana chart. Peters was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall Of
"This is not jukebox music–the stuff that exists to fill in the pauses in conversation. This IS the conversation."
A Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and activist and one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk, and Americana circles, Gilkyson’s songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush, and Rosanne Cash. She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, and won Folk Alliance awards for Best Artist, Best Songwriter, and Record of the Year.
“Eliza Gilkyson's signature as an artist is her courage. She lays it all bare, in song and on stage. Gilkyson will cry out boldly against war in Iraq, then come back with the most delicate song about longing and doubt.Through music, she shares all the hope and hurt in her heart, sensing that this personal expression validates the idea that we're not in this alone.”
—Austin American Statesman