From the Emelin, a local venue whose profile keeps rising with the quality of its performances, such as this Missouri-born bluegrass artist:
Without a doubt one of bluegrass music’s most energetic, powerful and personable performers, Valerie Smith and her excellent band, featuring fiddler and songwriter Becky Buller, return to the Emelin for the first time since 2001.
There’s an old-time feel to Valerie’s music that belies her ability to find exceptional songs by today’s best writers. Her vocal duets with Becky can be wistful, emotional, funny, and, often, hair-raising. It’s a treat to have her back at the Emelin in 2012. www.valeriesmithonline.com