September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindy Dillard is a musical alchemist from the Wasatch Mountains. She plays clawhammer banjo and rhythm guitar, often in alternate tunings to accompany her electric and raw, crystal-clear voice. She is known for her own unique storytelling style which blends spoken word and song. Mindy has performed her one-woman revisionist fairy-tale folk rock opera based on Grimm’s fairytales and her own eating disorder recovery, internationally. In June 2015 she won the 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 and Stephen Sondheim. A genre bender, Mindy’s sound holds shades of old-time Appalachia, contemporary folk, gospel and musical theatre. Through her music she seeks to transform the ordinary into the magical and poison into medicine. She’s currently working on a musical project called “Little Supernova” that explores her newfound role as a mother To sample his work, click here.