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, 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 Fame, 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.