• Becky Buller goes her own way

    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

  • Video preview of Blame It On The Bluegrass

    Valerie Smith and her producer, fiddler and vocalist Beck Buller take us for a visit through the facilities of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, where they recorded the tracks for their next two albums, Blame It On The Bluegrass. Next two

  • Blame It On The Bluegrass

    We told you in February about Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike recording their next album at the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, KY. The band was serving an artist in residency at IBMM, and after teaching workshops and playing shows

  • Songwriter Profile – Becky Buller

    This post is part of our occasional feature, Songwriter Profiles. If you have a suggestion for a bluegrass songwriter we might want to consider, please contact us. Becky Buller was born in St. James, Minnesota. At the age of 10, she

  • Rebekah Long to Liberty Pike

    Valerie Smith has announced this morning that bass player and vocalist Rebekah Long has joined as the newest member of Liberty Pike. Rebekah had been performing as a member of The Little Roy & Lizzie Show, along with her twin sister,

  • Bell Buckle Cruise photos

    Valerie Smith and her musical crew are back home after a fun-filled Bell Buckle Music Cruise of the Caribbean on the Carnival Inspiration. Back on solid ground, she and her band, Liberty Pike are in Nashville for a show tonight (1/31)

  • Richard Cifersky – Rainy Day

    Quite often we report about new CD releases that have been sent our way. It's not often that we are presented with a release from our European bluegrass brethren, so we're excited to tell you about this release. Richard Cifersky began

  • Valerie Smith in Europe

    Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike begin their latest trip to Europe on Sunday with fives dates in England, followed by two in Ireland and one in Wales before playing a last show in England and then moving on to make

  • Bluegrass news roundup

    Here are a few stories we found online this weekend which many of our readers may enjoy. CMT.com ran a fun piece earlier this week about Amnesia, a club in San Francisco's Mission district, that has successfully launched a Monday night