Mindy Dillard is an award-winning, musical alchemist with an exuberant spirit. Based in Utah, this multi-instrumentalist songwriter and storyteller draws inspiration from her life as an artist mother and her role serving women after birth as a registered nurse. Musical influences include Stephen Sondheim and Joni Mitchell.
She performs at festivals, small music venues, and house concerts around Utah and the Intermountain West. In 2015 she won the Suzanne Millsaps songwriting competition at the Utah Arts Festival. Her folk music bio, sample tracks, and videos are located in her Folk Music Press Kit.
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She wrote a one-woman show called "How to Survive a Poison Apple" about her eating disorder recovery that she's performed at theatre and music festivals in the USA and Canada. She created a full-length album of "Poison Apple" which you can find in the store.
She also performs for kids and families as Princess Fearless. Her multi-instrumental and interactive shows are full of singing and dancing. Her 2019 show, "Princess Fearless in Space" is about the solar system. She received a grant from Utah Arts and Museums to make an album of the same name.
She is the mama dragon to two little boys, Cyrus & Charlie. She also teaches voice, ukulele, banjo, and guitar on Zoom and in person.
“…A strong, clear voice with the phrasing of a soul and country singer. Dillard’s affecting lyrics conduct us into world’s not our own with haunting passion.” - Henry Carrigan, No Depression
"If Mindy Dillard keeps doing what she is doing now, you're going to hear about her music, and you'll be glad you did." - John Gorka