The slow rhythms of the countryside and the feel of the church pew are never too far below the surface of Christy Smith’s songs. She is a native North Carolinian, and the granddaughter of cotton and tobacco farmers.
Smith explores a shifting sense of identity and how our relationships define us. As a new mom, she will soon release new songs that reveal motherhood to be both a joyous homecoming and an agonizing passage, as she sings about her year-long, transformational battle with her own mental illness after childbirth.
Her albums include The Darkness Comes (The Tender Fruit, 2014), Flotsam & Krill (The Tender Fruit, 2010), and Nola (Nola, 2006), along with collaborations with Bon Iver, Megafun, Bombadil and Gross Ghost.