Celtic Connections - Mindy Smith
Two albums in, Mindy Smith is solidifying her reputation as one of America’s most affecting songwriters. 2006’s Long Island Shores showed her gentle touch and growing prowess as a writer. Her ethereal vocal style at first brings to mind Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega, but underneath lies tunes influenced by gospel and Appalachian music as well as the country and folk traits she’s become renowned for. Here, she plays solo at the first show before contributing to the Transatlantic Sessions on the subsequent dates.
Oran Mor, Glasgow, Sat 26 Jan; Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Fri 1 & Sun 3 Feb.