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N E O N

the latest release from
Mally Smith & The So Long Band

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Mally Smith is a singer-songwriter from Boston, living in Edinburgh.

Reminiscent of Shawn Colvin or a young Joni Mitchell, Mally combines tasteful guitar and poetic lyrics with a clear voice that will melt your heart.  Following the successful launch of her sophomore release, triple EP And I Glow, Mally collaborated with some of Boston's best musicians to release a new recording in the spring of 2018 called NEON.  Together, Mally Smith & The So Long Band strike a grittier chord, the full band offering depth and edge to Mally’s folk songs.
 

Purchase tickets for Mally’s debut Edinburgh performance on 6 Feb at the Edinburgh Folk club!

UPCOMING SHOWS


6 February, 2019 …………… Edinburgh Folk Club, opening for Jenny Sturgeon Triobuy tickets

19 February, 2019 …………… Leith Folk Club, opening for Kent DuChain … ticket information coming soon

17 March, 2019 …………… Speak Softly at Dragonfly … more information coming soon

25 March, 2019 …………… Plectrums & Pickerings at Brewhemia, featured artist … event details

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videos & photographs

 

eggshells

Released 4.18.2018 / Official Video

wide as a wall

3.12.2017 / And I Glow: The Live Sessions

the spider’s song

12.6.2017 / The Lizard Lounge

words

2.14.2015 / The Lizard Lounge

mulberry

9.3.2018 / Club Passim

fiddle & the drum

9.3.2018 / Joni Mitchell Cover / Club Passim


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ELECTRONIC Press kit

 

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short bio

Mally Smith is a singer-songwriter from Boston, MA, now living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mally’s childhood love of the melancholy ballads of the British Isles and the poetic, political songs of the American folk-revival fuel her thoughtful and beautifully honest songwriting. Reminiscent of Shawn Colvin or a young Joni Mitchell, Mally combines tasteful guitar and poetic lyrics with a clear voice that will melt your heart.

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full bio

Born and raised outside Boston, Massachusetts, Mally Smith grew up singing alongside her folkie father. Through him, Mally cultivated a deep love for the melancholy ballads of the British Isles and the poetic, political songs of the American folk-revival. As a teenager, Mally was introduced to the world of modern singer-songwriters through former babysitter-turn-mentor, Edie Carey. Mally’s love affair with the female singer-songwriter deepened in 2005, when her father sent her off to her second year of university with an old nylon string guitar.

Mally spent her first years on the guitar learning songs by idols like Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna and Edie Carey. In 2008, while living in Galway, Ireland, she fell in love with songwriting. Since then, Mally has blossomed into a thoughtful and beautifully honest songwriter.

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After 5 years of music-making with Boston-based band, The And Company, Mally released her first solo album, Mally Smith & The Fertile Void in December 2013. In 2014, she joined forces with powerhouse Boston artist, Ruby Rose Fox, as a part of Fox’s all-female back-up choir, The Steinems. In 2016 Mally returned to her solo career with an ambitious triple EP release, And I Glow. Following the successful launch of her sophomore recording, Mally collaborated with some of Boston’s best musicians to release a new EP in the spring of 2018 called NEON. Together, Mally Smith & The So Long Band strike a grittier chord, the full band offering depth and edge to Mally’s folk songs.

Now based in Edinburgh, Mally is bringing her songs to new ears. Reminiscent of Shawn Colvin or a young Joni Mitchell, Mally combines tasteful guitar and poetic lyrics with a clear voice that will melt your heart.

press

And She Glows: Boston’s Mally Smith launches ambitious, crowdfunded musical project