My new favorite album is One Moment More, the debut effort of Mindy Smith, a countryish, folkish singer/songwriter currently living in Nashville, where it seems just about every country artist and folk singer and even the stray electronica/dance/pop band (e.g. Venus Hum) winds up if they want to “make it” in the music biz.
It’s a wonderful collection of sweet and lovely songs with a fireball or two thrown in for good measure. Her voice has a tender yet unpredictable quality that keeps me guessing. She’ll float a few long, plain notes out there and then, just when it might get boring, drop in a curlicue or a sigh that propels the song forward. It’s the kind of music that makes me want to curl up in the living room and listen all Sunday afternoon.