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Mindy Dillard

Mindy Dillard

“If Mindy Dillard keeps doing what she’s doing now, you are going to hear about her music. And you will be glad you did.” — John Gorka

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, 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.

Musical Alchemist: Transform or transmute the ineffable into healing stories.

Projects:

Princess Fearless: Fiercely-Flavored Folk Music for Families http://www.mindydillard.com/poisonapple/princess-fearless/

How to Survive a Poison Apple: Revisionist Fairy-tale Folk Rock Opera that details Mindy’s recovery from an eating disorder http://www.mindydillard.com/poisonap

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