One Moment More

One Moment More

by Mindy SmithMindy Smith


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Hailing from Long Island, New York, newcomer Mindy Smith has one foot in Appalachia and the other planted south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Her laconic delivery and the woozy sonic backdrops will mark her as a child of Lucinda, and some of those comparisons are apt. But like Kathleen Edwards, Smith may affect some of Williams's sound, but the writer's voice is all her own. They all share a common penchant for lacerating introspection, and in Smith's case the struggle for some kind of redemption or peace of mind has an electrifying urgency. Co-producing with Steve Buckingham (who most recently has been the architect of Dolly Parton's bluegrass triumphs), Smith keeps a top-tier cast of musicians sotto voce, sculpting a spare, evocative backdrop that gives buoyancy to her airy, soft vocals. The quiet shuffle of "It's Amazing" is the ideal complement to her upbeat, near-bemused attitude toward new love, just as the contained drive that morphs into jagged, bustling rock 'n' roll in "Fighting For It All" underscores Smith's determined vow to overcome any obstacle in her life's path. This daughter of a minister and a choir director also reveals, and revels in, a strong spiritual streak, as boldly expressed in the album opener, "Come to Jesus," a bristling, tempestuous advisory to seek guidance and healing from the Son of God, and in the wispy, tenderly rendered wisdom of "Angel Doves" ("Keep on believing God is / Soaring above a world that's / Running out of love"). The album closes with a spirited cover of Parton's "Jolene," with the country queen sitting in, but Smith really doesn't need the help. She is formidable on her own.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2004
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707973625
catalogNumber: 79736

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mindy Smith   Primary Artist,Vocal Harmony
Dolly Parton   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Matt Rollings   Hammond Organ
Sonny Landreth   Slide Guitar
David Angell   Violin
Steve Buckingham   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ
Steve Conn   Accordion,Hammond Organ
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Paul Griffith   Percussion,Drums
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Daniel Tashian   Vocal Harmony
Kenny Vaughan   Electric Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Glenn Worf   Bass
Chris Carmichael   Violin,Cello,Viola
Will Kimbrough   Electric Guitar
David Jacques   Bass
Kathryn Vanosdale   Violin
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
John Deaderick   Piano,Keyboards
Lex Price   Mandolin
Greg Woodruff   Vocal Harmony
Micol Davis   Tambourine

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Scott Baggett   Engineer
Steve Buckingham   Producer,Audio Production
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Paul Hart   Engineer
Marshall Morgan   Engineer
Gary Paczosa   Engineer
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Coordinator
Bart Pursley   Engineer
Mindy Smith   Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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