Wed, 10 February 2016
Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Mindy Dillard.
Mindy Dillard is an adventurer and an award-winning singer-songwriter. She plays clawhammer banjo and rhythm guitar, often in alternate tunings to accompany her electric and raw, crystal-clear voice. Her music pulsates with funky rhythmic grooves and sparkles with heartfelt storytelling. Mindy is a mythological scholar and has performed her one woman folk rock opera based on Grimm’s fairytales and the work of Clarissa Pinkola Estes internationally. In June 2015 she won Susanne Millsaps performing songwriter competition in Salt Lake City, Utah (which is also her hometown). She opened for folk icon John Gorka at the 2015 Utah Arts Festival. Mindy’s musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Dar Williams, Cosy Sheridan, Stephen Sondheim and Ella Fitzgerald. A genre bender, Mindy’s sound holds shades of old-time Appalachia, contemporary folk, gospel, musical theatre and rhythm and blues. Through her music she seeks to transform the ordinary into the magical and poison into medicine.
She’s recently released her second full length feature album, How to Survive a Poison Apple, a folk rock song cycle and the soundtrack for her revisionist fairy tale one-woman show, which explores her journey to finding her own voice and healthy body image. She’s performed her show at festivals, conferences and eating disorder treatment centers since 2011, including the Santa Cruz and Vancouver (B.C) fringe festivals, and the iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) symposium.
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