Tag: Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith on Fire with New Direction: Stop, Drop, and Roll

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

Valerie Smith works to stay on top of her game. Never one to shy away from personal growth, the singer/songwriter/entrepreneur realized she needed to make some changes in her career a couple of years ago. “I’ve been pretty much working on me,” she tells Bluegrass […]


Nancy Cardwell moves into representation

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nancy Cardwell, former Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced that she will be representing bluegrass legend, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, for dates in 2016, 2017, and beyond. Jesse has been playing, writing, and singing bluegrass most of his life. […]


Valerie Smith on The Human Condition

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

You can never be too sure what to expect from Valerie Smith. Her contributions to the musical arts follow her whim, as all art must do I suppose. Val has come through some difficult times of late, including health issues related to her voice. She told […]


Valerie Smith on the Human Condition

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass doesn’t seem to generate as many thematic or concept albums as you find in other genres. We’ve had a few – Rural Rhythm’s God Didn’t Choose Sides comes to mind – but they are the exception rather than the rule. Now comes Valerie Smith […]


The Moon Ain’t Square from Valerie Smith

| May 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

Valerie Smith has released a music video for The Moon Ain’t Square, a track she sings on the new Daughters of Bluegrass CD, Pickin’ Like A Girl. It’s a silly song and a funny video, but Valerie tells us it was hard won, arising from […]


New look for Valerie Smith

| April 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

Bluegrass songstress Valerie Smith is introducing a newly-revamped version of her touring group, Liberty Pike. Though it features all female musicians, Valerie said that this wasn’t her aim when assembling the new band, it just sort of happened organically. Joining her on the road this […]


Introducing WestWend

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A pair of East Tennessee grassers, Wendy Crowe and Jonathan Maness, have joined forces in a new group called WestWend. The two met by chance at a radio show in 2011, just as Wendy was set to start work on a debut recording. Discussions led to Jonathan […]


Christmas single from Valerie Smith

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Valerie Smith also has a special Christmas release, a lovely cover of The Louvin Brothers’ Shut In At Christmas, also know as Shut In Prayer. This one really tugs at the heartstrings, as it tells a story of being unable to get out during the […]


Becky Buller goes her own way

| October 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

Valerie Smith has announced the departure of her long-time musical partner, Becky Buller. For the past decade Becky has played fiddle and banjo, provided lead and harmony vocals with Valerie’s band, Liberty Pike, and both wrote and co-wrote much of the material they recorded. In […]


Evans Media taking radio to events

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Like so many folks working in the bluegrass music business, Ernie Evans wears a number of hats. Partnered with his wife, Debi, he is active as a performer, event producer and radio broadcaster. The two of them have played together for many years as the […]