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Review: Mary Gauthier taps dark and light at McCabe's show
Review: Mary Gauthier taps dark and light at McCabe's show

Onstage at a sold-out McCabe's in Santa Monica on Saturday night, Mary Gauthier immediately jumped into songs from her forthcoming album, “Trouble & Love,” offering up “False From True” and the title track. Then she explained to the audience that she had decided to bring out the new material at the start “so you wouldn’t think the new songs accidentally got happy.” Even before her critically lauded 2005 breakthrough, “Mercy Now,” the Louisiana-born singer and songwriter recorded three albums that shone a light on some of the darkest corners of the human heart, but in a way that ultimately uplifts listeners. Her subsequent albums, “Between Daylight and Dark” in 2007 and “The Foundling” in...