SOURCE: Vanguard Records

July 28, 2006 15:11 ET

Mindy Smith's "Long Island Shores" Set for Release Oct. 10

Singer/Songwriter's Sophomore Album Is a Follow-Up to Her Stellar Debut "One Moment More"

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 28, 2006 -- "Before releasing 2004's acclaimed 'One Moment More,' Smith charmed country fans with her rendition of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene.' On 'Shores,' she delivers more sweetly robust roots-pop songs in a soprano as gorgeously pure and clear as Alison Krauss' or Patty Griffin's." -- USA Today

On the heels of her critically acclaimed Vanguard Records debut, singer-songwriter Mindy Smith is back with her highly anticipated sophomore CD, "Long Island Shores," a nod to her family and her heritage growing up in Smithtown, New York. The album is scheduled for release on Oct. 10th.

"Long Island Shores" retains the raw, emotional intimacy of Mindy's songs and haunting vocals but adds some sharp edges both musically and lyrically, broadening the landscape of Mindy's storytelling. Mindy co-produced this record with Steve Buckingham and Lex Price along with additional production by Roger Moutenot.

Smith's debut album, "One Moment More" featured the hit single, "Come to Jesus," which earned her critical accolades and went on to sell close to 300,000 copies. She recorded a version of "Jolene," the first single on the much-praised Dolly Parton tribute album, "Just Because I'm a Woman," which included contributions from Norah Jones, Sinead O'Connor, Melissa Etheridge and Alison Krauss. She made her national debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," performed on Lifetime's "Women Rock" Television Special, had a video in top rotation at CMT and was part of VH1's "You Oughta Know" Program. She went on to perform on Conan O'Brien and was featured on National Public Radio. The album took on a life of its own with several songs being heard on national television shows such as HBO's "Six Feet Under" and the WB's "Smallville" and "Summerland."

The press was effusive in its praise of the Nashville-based singer-songwriter. "One of the most buzzed-about albums of the new year," raved USA Today, while Rolling Stone said simply, "Smith's voice is marvelous." Harp magazine called her "a contender if ever there was one," while The New York Times enthused, "...excellent debut album."

Mindy also co-wrote with John Scott Sherrill the current Alison Krauss single, "If I Didn't Know Any Better."

For more information on Mindy Smith contact Lucy Sabini, lsabini@vanguardrecords.com, 310-829-9355x137 or Lauren Gaffney, lgaffney@vanguardrecords.com, 310-829-9355x158.

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