Valerie Smith is an award-winning Grassicana artist with her own style
which blends bluegrass, country, and Americana music. Valerie has rocked
the bluegrass world for over two decades with a string of national and
international tours, critically acclaimed recordings, and Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations. Val's vocals are impressive. Her range is
expansive and blends bluegrass, blues, gospel, Broadway, and everything in
As NPR radio host Dave Higgs noted, "She can be sassy, sultry, siren-like,
sweet, smooth, soothing and smoldering---sometimes during the span of
just one song!" When Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike hit the stage,
expect to be inspired, amused, and thoroughly entertained. Valerie’s
signature high-energy performances have been likened to “being a witness
to a thermonuclear explosion” by Jeff Bahr of the American News.
Originally from Missouri, Valerie is now based in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
Valerie Smith’s band Liberty Pike features two-time Bluegrass Hall of
Fame inductee Tom Gray on bass and is based in the Washington D.C. area.
Over the years, Valerie and her bands have appeared on several television
shows, including Ronnie Reno’s Old Time Country Music on RFD, as well
as Bluegrass Underground and Song of the Mountains, both on PBS.
Valerie and Liberty Pike are currently working on releasing a new CD,
“Unchained”, this Spring.
written by Joshua Keogh
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Lead vocal: Valerie Smith
(featuring Liberty Pike)
Lisa Kay Howard-Hughes, Wally Hughes
Guitar: Bob Miner
Upright bass: Tom Gray
Mandolin: Lisa Kay Howard-Hughes
Fiddle: Wally Hughes
Banjo: Joe Zauner
Engineer: Tim Carter,
TreeHouse Studios, Greenbrier, Tennessee
Producers: Valerie Smith, Tim Carter
Arrangement: Valerie Smith
Valerie is also in the process of releasing a unique multi-media project
based on readings from her great grandmother Maggie Brook’s diary. It has
been produced by Donna Ulisse and engineered by Scott Vestal and the
project should be available in 2022.
To find out more, visit http://www.thevaleriesmith.com
She has a table and would love for you to come by and say HOWDY!