'... Listening to Tracie Smart's latest CD, 'A World Away,' brings to mind watercolor paintings of rustic scenes and the peaceful feeling you get after a New England winter storm. Smart's whispering vocals float like a sustained sigh, gliding smoothly over pristine guitars, bittersweet cellos, and the occasional bagpipe drone.' David Wildman, The Boston Globe ... Smart's new second album, 'A World Away,' is a gorgeously crafted sonic adventure, kind of avant-garde, Celtic-inspired art-song gloom. And her dark, evocative voice, which makes Tracy Chapman's seem like a soprano, is a wonder.' Dan Gerwertz, The Boston Herald.