Considered one of the best bass players in bluegrass. Played with the Seldom Scene and the Country Gentlemen. Inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.
Jam with Val and the band!
These events are free of charge thanks to a special "Vibrant Communities" Grant from the
Saturday, March 3, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Students learn with Valerie and the band
Adults learn with our Pick and Bow Instructors
We'll See Y'all There :)
Classes for intermediate and advanced Pick and Bow Students including: Banjo (not beginning), Fiddle, Voice, Performance Tips, Vocal harmony, Bass, Songwriting, Bluegrass Guitar, Backup guitar while singing, and Introduction to dobro.
Valerie Smith is an American Roots and Bluegrass recording artist who has performed in the United States, Europe, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as being a music teacher. Her supporting band is called "Liberty Pike", named after a historic road that connects from Nashville, TN through Bell Buckle, TN.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro, Kentucky, commissioned Valerie Smith to create a special program to teach large groups of students about the bluegrass genre and its history. "Bluegrass in the Schools" and "American Roots Music" continues to be presented throughout United States, Europe, UK, and Canada where Smith performs very frequently.
Family Weekend 2018
Georgia Pick and Bow Traditional Music School, Inc.
Georgia Pick & Bow
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Family Weekend March 2 & 3 2018