Date and Time
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 7:00pm
For Fans Of: Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Lori McKenna
This is a partially-seated show. The early bird gets the seat. No reservations.
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 a contemporary singer-songwriter determined to record her music in a style that suits her self-written songs, Mindy Smith figured she ’d start her recording career quietly and work to build it slowly. She didn’t expect to make a big, attention- grabbing splash right away. She certainly didn’t expect to gain exposure on late-night talk shows and cable music specials before her debut album came out.But every once in a while the arrival of a remarkable talent gets the reception it deserves. Before releasing her debut album, One Moment More, Smith had already performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She appeared with a list of superstars on the Lifetime Network’s Women Rock special. She had a video in top rotation on CMT. And she had the lead-off single on the acclaimed Dolly Parton tribute album, Just Because I’m a Woman, which also had contributions from Norah Jones, Sinéad O ’Connor, Melissa Etheridge, Alison Krauss and others.
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. Smith talks about the bold music she’s making in this new season of her career.