“Smith remains that elusive thing: a rootsy country artist who can harness a non-country audience. Or, as Duke Ellington liked to say, she is “beyond category”. And glorious.” - PopMatters
There’s a certain emotionalism running rampant through everything she does—a singer at a fork in the road to revelation. One way is a road full of tears; the other is redemption.” Kim Ruel, Folk Alley
“There’s a healthy dose of refined torchy twang to her new batch of confessional, well-crafted pop, and she goes deeper into blues—of both slow-burning and countrified varieties…” Jewly Hight, Nashville Scene
“Her voice carves melodies so sharp and fine you can almost see them…” – New York Times
“Smith’s best songs sound like little miracles.” – USA Today
"beyond category . . . glorious.” -PopMatters
Known for her “smartly written folk and country-tinged tunes” (People) and “her bright soprano…” (Rolling Stone), critically lauded Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mindy Smith recently self-released her fifth studio album on Giant Leap/TVX Records. The self-titled effort is her first album of new material since 2009’s Stupid Love and her first as an independent artist.
The world got its first introduction to Mindy Smith nearly a decade ago, when she won over Dolly Parton lovers with an elegantly pleading cover of “Jolene,” then promptly added to their number fans of wide-ranging Americana, connoisseurs of confessional songcraft, appreciators of mature pop melodicism and seekers of spiritual heft with her Vanguard Records debut One Moment More and the three albums that followed.
As adept as the Long Island native and Nashville fixture has shown herself to be at sifting through the hidden contents of her heart for the big questions and small breakthroughs that mean as much to her listeners as they do to her, people will be struck by the deeply expressive artist they encounter on Mindy Smith, her fittingly self-titled and first truly independent album.
Prior to the release of her 2004 debut, the New York native charmed fans with her much-praised Dolly Parton tribute album, Just Because I’m a Woman. Her Vanguard Records debut album, One Moment More, went on to earn numerous critical accolades, featured the hit single “Come to Jesus,” and sold over 300,000 copies. She subsequently released Long Island Shores (Vanguard, 2006), My Holiday (Vanguard, 2007), andStupid Love (Vanguard, 2009).
In August 2011, Mindy and longtime friend Daniel Tashian recorded “Taking You With Me,” a duet featured in the film and soundtrack for Paul Rudd’s film Our Idiot Brother. Her music’s also been featured in national television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, HBO’s Six Feet Under and the WB’s Smallville and Summerland.
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