is an award winning bluegrass and Americana roots artist and songwriter. Originally from Missouri and now based in Bell Buckle, Tennessee; a charming little historic town just southeast of Nashville. Since 1998 Smith has made thousands of fans and friends with her music, on stages across the United States, as well as in Europe, Canada and the United Kingdom. Her band is named “Liberty Pike” after the road that connects Bell Buckle to Nashville. NPR radio host Dave Higgs, has noted, “She can be sassy, sultry, siren-like, sweet, smooth, soothing and smoldering; sometimes during the span of just one song!”
Valerie’s show can be described as having non-stop energy, passion included with a tremendous love for her audience. The beat of the music inspires her to dance and move; Valerie has soul. Liberty Pike is Valerie’s touring band. They are seasoned, talented musicians and have recorded several music projects of their own.
Valerie Smith, vocals, guitar
Tom Gray, bass
Wally Hughes, vocals, fiddle, Dobro
Lisa Kay Howard-Hughes, vocals, mandolin
Joe Zauner, banjo
Valerie Smith’s latest recording is called Small Town Heroes, which she was invited to showcase at the 2016 World of Bluegrass Business Conference in Raleigh, NC. Here’s a video preview: https://youtube.com/watch?v=JplbkipTbM0