Dixie Kitchen is singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier's criminally overlooked first album. The centerpiece of the record is a intensely personal ballad called, "Goddamn HIV," sung from the perspective of a young gay man during the early days of AIDS. Unfortunately, I cannot find a stream or video of the song anywhere online, though it is in last.fm's catalog. (You can listen to a thirty-second sample there, or, if you have a last.f, account, add the song to your playlist.)
In case you're wondering, she sold the restaurant to fund her second album, 1999's superb Drag Queens in Limousines , but Dixie Kitchen remains a lost classic.
Q&A with Mary Gauthier (American Songwriter)