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Valerie Smith

Val Smith and Liberty Pike "Valerie Smith and her amazing band are a breath of fresh air. Onstage, they present visually beautiful and exciting performances with exceptional musicality. Offstage, they are like family and best friends to everyone, always willing to share that which makes them so very special-their music, their hearts, and their souls."

- Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director International Bluegrass Music Museum, Promoter of ROMP.

"Valerie Smith has a storyteller's sensibility and timing and a singer's soulful vocals that leave her audience waiting to hear the next song."

- California Bluegrass Association,

"Excellent stage act Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike are known for their lively and impressive concerts!"

- Erin Spurling, Maverick Magazine, England

"What a night! What a band! Valerie and her wonderful band played a stormer! We have enjoyed the very best of bluegrass before at Brookfield...or so we thought."

- Loudon Temple, Music Journalist and Scotland Promoter

Tom Gray - Bass, lead/baritone vocals


Tom Gray – bass, lead/baritone vocals  (former member Seldom Scene, Country Gentlemen, now with Eddie & Martha Adcock, Appalachian Flyer)




Joe Zauner - Banjo

Joe Zauner – banjo (currently with Patent Pending band, occasional member of Jeanette Williams Band, former bandmate of Missy Raines in Stars & Bars).  I’ve performed in recent years with you, Roland White, Eddie & Martha, Pam Gadd, Louisa Branscomb and the Dixie Beeliners

Jim Clark - Bass/Vocals

Jim Clark -  guitar, lead and harmony vocals (in Appalachian Flyer with Tom Gray and Joe Zauner).  Jim is an avid disciple of the late Doc Watson, on vocals, guitar and harmonica.

LIsa Kay Howard - Mandolin/lead and harmony vocals

Lisa-Kay Howard-formerly of Lisa Kay Band, now with East of Monroe, Lisa is also a DJ for WAMU Bluegrass Country

Wally Hughes - Fiddle

Wally  Hughes – fiddle, lead/tenor vocals (former fiddle player for Bill Emerson’s Sweet Dixie, now with East of Monroe)

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