In 2003, an unknown singer named Mindy Smith stirred up attention with an especially poignant remake of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” A desperate plea to a romantic rival, the country-pop song has been covered numerous times, by everyone from The White Stripes to surf-instrumental band The Surfrajettes. Parton liked Smith’s interpretation so much that she has performed and recorded it with Smith and has declared it’s her favorite of the many versions. “Jolene” closes Smith’s 2004 debut album, One Moment More, a set of otherwise original ballads by the Long Island native that includes the blues-tinged “Come to Jesus” and the intimate folk idyll “Train Song.” Smith marks the 15th anniversary of the record’s release with a solo acoustic set in which she’ll tell stories and uncage her birdlike vocals.
McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8, 8 p.m.; $25. (310) 828-4497, www.mccabes.com.