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Mindy Smith Makes "Ballsy" Americana

After four highly successful albums with Vanguard Records, singer-songwriter Mindy Smith took the bold and daring plunge into self-releasing her work, forming Giant Leap Records. Interestingly, Smith did not go off the handle and embrace genres unbecoming her trademark mix of folk and country, some with a rock and roll edge, but instead stripped down to warmly embrace a return to her roots. It's solid ground, a down-home sound blending the above styles with some Appalachian melodies and homespun tales. Many of the songs actually go back many years, Smith explained in a recent phone interview, but never found a proper home on previous releases.

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Glenn BurnSilver
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