ONE WAY Recommends [Issue
#7] Mindy Smith By
One Moment Please
native Mindy Smith got her big break when she covered Dolly Partons Jolene
for the tribute album, Just Because Im a Woman, Songs of Dolly
Parton. With that simple cover version, Parton began singing Smiths
praises and has not let up. And One Moment More is worthy of praise. Dolly,
as well as Alison Krauss and Shawn Colvin, are the biggest influences on Smiths
debut, but this gifted songwriter and emotional singer is noones carbon
copy. From the opener Come To Jesus, Mindy Smith stops you cold.
Hers is a welcome talent that bridges the wide gap between Modern Country and
Alt-Folk with an easy grace. Falling, Raggedy Ann, Fighting
For It All, and the soulsearing Its Amazing are diamonds
in the rough that are at once lifeaffirming messages and matter-of-fact missives
about tough times overcome through persistance and humility.