Minton Sparks cuts through jaded like a stiletto . . . . Seeing Minton Sparks perform live is like being in a room with a snake. It may or may not be poisonous, but it doesn’t matter. You’re not taking your eyes off the snake.
— Marshall Chapman
Like a backwoods Lucinda Williams or Gillian Welch, or perhaps more accurately, an existentialist Jo Carol Pierce, Minton Sparks has an eye for detail and a flair for storytelling that marks her as an unmitigated original.
There’s no one quite like Sparks on the contemporary music scene–no one with her ability to find and describe the haunting rhythms of this world in such precise, unadorned terms.
Minton Sparks is the most fully realized writer and performing artist I’ve come across in years” Her work is a beautiful blend of humor, intelligence and compassion. When I grow up I want to be like Minton Sparks.
— Award winning songwriter
It’s been said that no one has yet found the right term to describe Minton Sparks, but we’re pretty confident in the phrase emblazoned on the T-shirts at her merch table: “The best country music singer that doesn’t sing.” A storyteller of supernatural ability, Sparks … provides an underpinning of her cadence, through which audiences feel earth being tilled, dirty dishes scrubbed, precious things coveted.