Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike (#803)
Missouri native Valerie Smith provides boundless energy and an explosive delivery that ensures a memorable performance.
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The Washington Post calls Valerie Smith an underrated member of the gender equality movement in bluegrass music led by Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and Lynn Morris.
As consistent bluegrass chart-toppers, Smith and her band, Liberty Pike, travel constantly, doing what they are most passionate about: making music. This Jubilee performance catches up with them at the 2002 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park. In interview segments interspersed between songs, Smith talks about her music and her life on the road.
For the concert segments, she provides boundless energy and an explosive delivery that ensures a memorable performance. In fact, it has been said that watching Valerie Smith perform is like being an eyewitness to a thermonuclear explosion!
Smith is a bluegrass singer-songwriter as versatile and talented as she is entertaining. Along with Liberty Pike, she delights audiences with a mix of traditional and contemporary acoustic music.