Since she first burst forth onto the folk scene in the late 1990s, Mary Gauthier has proven to be one of America’s most unique songwriters. Gauthier’s early life was wrought with troubles; she ran away from home as a teen and battled an addiction to heroin. After cleaning herself up, she began writing songs in her mid-thirties, and we’re all the better for it. If songwriters strive to evoke and honesty from experience in their work, then few are as capable of doing that as Mary Gauthier. Fresh off of her latest album, Trouble & Love, Gauthier is on a tour that includes a special performance at The Outpost in New Mexico. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Southwest Roots Music website.