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Singer-Songwriter, Monique Smaz, is a proud St. Paul, Minnesota native, who writes and performs as a vocalist and guitarist, quickly becoming one of the Twin Cities most sought after talents. Having graced renowned venues like First Avenue, and shared stages with notable talents such as Lauren Alaina and The War Hippies, Monique has captivated audiences and earned recognition on MPR's 'The Current' and Sirius XM radio (The Highway/On The Horizon) with her hit single, "Let Me In."


Monique's sound is deeply rooted in country/rock/soul. She is inspired and influenced by the artistry of Janis Joplin, Ashley McBryde, Miranda Lambert, Elle King, Johnny Cash, and Amy Winehouse.

new single release

available 02.23.2024

Introducing "Just Like Johnny" - a heartfelt, soulful, and clever new country/rock song that captures the longing for a love as timeless, passionate, and at times as reckless as the legendary Johnny Cash's devotion to June. 



Let Me in

Monique's debut single, featured on Sirius XM Radio and Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current

press / reviews

“While this artist is still bubbling under the surface, her bright and catchy new heartbreak single "Let Me In" proves she belongs on bigger stages... she's developed a sound and voice that mirrors country megastars like Lady A and Miranda Lambert."”
- Diane Miller

— MPR's 89.3 The Current

“Monique Smaz was the stand out performer of the night bringing powerful vocals. One can tell that she has performed quite a bit, and has some songs out that are doing well on major charts. ”
- Nathan Ejuwa

— SATC Universe

live photos

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival (Main Room)

First Avenue All-Star Show at the Minnesota State Fair

Live at the Hilde with Lauren Alaina and David J



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