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10 original songs: Roxanne's own soulful, emotional songs seamlessly blend layers of folk and rock with warm and passionate harmonies. Her deeply insightful lyrics compel listeners to reflect and feel hopeful about their lives as well as soothed and comforted. Her voice has an ease about it and the quality in her vocal tone is sometimes very pure and angelic and at other times it has a beautiful raspy and smokey tone.
Local Performance Info
Now performing an acoustic show that is a mix of Roxanne's original folk rock songs and covers by Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt etc.
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Roxanne Smith is a singer-songwriter from Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born in the midwest and raised in the beautiful rolling hills of small-town Cambridge, Ohio. With deep musical roots of all different genres in her family, she was drawn towards soulful folk-rock with beautiful harmonies at an early age. She remembers singing since the age of 5 and heavy influences started with the music of Carole King's Tapestry album which resonated deeply in her formative years. Harmonizing always came easily and she especially loved harmonizing with her favorite Linda Ronstadt songs in her school years and her passion to be a singer kept growing. She got her Fender acoustic guitar (that she still uses to write songs) at the age of 17. Although she was classically trained as a mezzo soprano in college this was not the kind of music she yearned to sing so she took some guitar lessons in college and has been singing with her acoustic guitar ever since.
She had been writing poetry about love and relationships since age 14 and started putting them to music in 2004. She has now written over 50 songs and calls them Folk Rock Songs For the Soul. She started writing them just for herself and discovered that writing these songs helped her heal deeply within. When she started sharing them with others she was told that they felt the same way--the songs were healing something deep inside...
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A Note from Roxanne--
Here is a little bit of information about my music: My passion for singing started around the age of 5. Raised in the Midwest, I sang in many choirs in school and in college--I was classically trained as a mezzo soprano. But soulful, emotional folk-rock was my real love--my passion to sing my favorite Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Bonnie Raitt songs never waned.
I have always been a writer—writing poetry in a journal since age 14. Then In 2004, with the help of my Fender acoustic guitar, I started writing songs. I called them my songs of hope and healing because the process of writing them was empowering me, expressing the hope I felt in my soul, and helping me to heal and find my “voice”.
By 2010 I had written over 30 songs and shared the lyrics and my personal journey of healing in a blog that became successful because it struck a chord with many people. I started my True Voice Life Coaching business due to the success of this blog--people were asking for my guidance to help them find their inner strength and true voice as well.
People began telling me that my lyrics and songs were helping them--I kept writing songs and now have written over 50. In the fall of 2012 I collaborated with local musician Wendell Ray to record and co-produce them. By the summer of 2013 he laid down the guitar tracks for 28 of my songs as well as some harmonica and other added backing tracks.
It was a thrilling time as I began performing during the summers of 2013 and 2014. By the summer of 2014 I was performing my songs with the help of my guitar and the support of my wonderful new musician friends that I met at open mic nights.
By the fall of 2014, my first 10 songs were finally ready to share on my debut album ”A New Beginning” which was released worldwide on September 28, 2014. The album you see here is the newly mastered version of this album which has now been rereleased in June of 2017.
I feel so honored to be sharing what I learned from my journey of finding my true voice through my songs. Helping uplift others is the most wonderful and important part of it all. The release of these songs is symbolic of the actualization of a lifetime of inner hopes and dreams and that we can always create “new beginnings” for ourselves as we change and grow. My songs are about personal empowerment, believing in yourself, the inner spirit we all have inside, and overcoming doubts and fears we all face in life--you can do it!!
I want to especially thank my husband and children for all of their encouragement and support of my music over the years. I feel so grateful to the Universe, God and the angels above for such a wonderful support system and new friends who have made all of this possible. And thank you so much to all of my fans!! Stay tuned for more songs to come!
Believe in your passions! Dreams come true!
Peace and Love,
Roxanne 😊 🎵 💖 ✨