Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

Performing Thursday

Valerie Smith is a musical powerhouse who has been rocking the bluegrass world for almost two decades with her unique sound and style. As a singer and songwriter, Valerie has amassed a loyal following of fans and friends across the United States and Europe, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Her impressive vocals, which NPR radio host Dave Higgs describes as “sassy, sultry, siren-like, sweet, smooth, soothing, and smoldering,” have earned her multiple Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations.

Valerie’s band, Liberty Pike, featuring the legendary Hall of Famer ,Tom Gray on bass, is a consistent audience pleaser and a skilled group of musicians. When they take the stage, audiences can expect to be entertained, amused, and inspired. Valerie’s music is a blend of blues, gospel, and show tunes, and her performances showcase her incredible range and ability to portray a fantastic array of emotions. In addition to her musical accomplishments, Valerie has also made a name for herself as a songwriter and performer. She has collaborated with legends like Tom T. Hall and Ralph Stanley.

She has been invited to perform on several television shows, including Ronnie Reno’s Old Time Country Music on RFD, Bluegrass Underground, and Song of the Mountains on PBS. Valerie’s recent releases, “Small Town Heroes” and “From a Distance,” have been chart-toppers in the bluegrass world, earning critical acclaim and praise from fans and critics alike. With her passion for music and her dedication to her craft, Valerie Smith continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.