Sunday, February 21, 2010
Mindy Smith’s journey from “Jolene” to the Iron Horse this Thursday, Feb 25th
In 2003 before even releasing an album, Mindy Smith was given a rare chance in the world of Nashville country music. Along with folk and country mega-names like Alison Krauss, Joan Osborne and Melissa Etherirdge, Smith was asked to sing arguably one of Dolly Parton’s most famous songs “Jolene” on the Parton tribute album “Just Because I'm a Woman.” The song appeared on Mindy’s debut album “One Moment More” in 2004 with Parton backing her. Four albums later, Smith has certainly made the most of this jumping-off point for her career. Not strictly country and not strictly pop, Smith’s music bounces around the emotional spectrum. On “What Went Wrong” off her latest “Stupid Love” (August 2009) Every soul that’s even been slightly lost, heartbroken or discouraged will find solace in Smith’s music. Smith is also a spiritual songwriter but don’t be scared by titles like “Come to Jesus,” hailed by fans as one of her most touching songs. This is no religious pandering. Any one who appreciates good songwriting, sweet vocals, and a little Americana flavor will enjoy the sweet presence of Mindy Smith. Mindy Smith appears at the Iron Horse with Peter Bradley Adams this Thursday, February 25th at 7PM. --Melissa Breor Tickets available here.