With strong songwriting and powerful vocals, the alternative country album Drag Queens in Limousines might be a pleasant surprise for some who try to judge it by its unusual title alone. This 1999 sophomore album was recorded by Louisiana native Mary Gauthier. Of course, most of the numbers on this award-winning offering aren't your everyday kind of country. Some of the lyrics have even been called brutally honest. One of the songs, "Karla Faye," is about a Texas death row inmate by that name. Other numbers are simply about the rejects of society and the struggles that most people face at one point or another. Gauthier is a talented singer and completely capable of sharing her emotions through her lyrics. A few songs fans can sample on this album are "Different Kind of Gone," "Our Lady of the Shooting Stars," and "Lucky Stars."
Performance CreditsMary Gauthier Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Catie Curtis Background Vocals
Richard Bowden Background Vocals
Hank Card Background Vocals
Richard Gates Bass,Background Vocals
Brad Hatfield Organ,Keyboards
Doug Plavin Drums
John Troy Bass
Mike Turk Background Vocals
Steven Wilkes Percussion
Jim Ryan Mandolin
Caroline Aiken Background Vocals
Robert Resnick Background Vocals
Bob Malone Background Vocals
Crit Harmon Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
McCawley Burke Background Vocals
Will Barrow Wurlitzer
Technical CreditsCrit Harmon Producer,Engineer
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Drag Queens in Limousines based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
One of the best albums I've heard in a long time. Great lyrics -- Great voice.