Mindy Dillard is a musical alchemist who accompanies her award-winning songs with modern twists on the clawhammer banjo and funky rhythmic grooves on the guitar. She’s known for her innovative storytelling, powerful stage presence and soaring voice. She’s working on a musical project called “Little Supernova” that explores her newfound role as a mother. 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 toured to 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, dancing, harmony, scarves, and a glockenspiel. Her 2019 show is called "Princess Fearless in Space" is all about the solar system. She received a grant from Utah Arts and Museums to make an album of the same name. In 2020, she wrote a fairy-themed show about the dragon brothers. She is available for family concerts and birthday parties.
She is the mama dragon/cat girl to two little boys, Cyrus & Charlie. During the pandemic she went back to school to become a nurse. She is currently almost halfway through nursing school at the University of Utah. She hopes to work in reproductive healthcare one day while continuing to play the banjo, of course. 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