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March 22, 2011 Her sound conjures the best of 1930s and '40s pop, and her lyrics are inspired by entities as diverse as Judy Garland, Queen and the television drama Dexter. Here, Smith performs with her backing band, The Great Picture Show.
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April Smith performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.
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August 1, 2010 Smith sounds like an artist out of time: Her massive voice seems particularly well suited to the pop sounds of the '30s and '40s, when brassy belters reigned.
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