Welcome to my website! I appreciate you all checking in on me and I'll try and keep you up to date with my adventures. I've been touring solo and teaching all over the place and I couldn't be doing it without your phenomenal love and support. You are the best. My most recent exciting news is my new project with Kellie Allen and Pete Peterson! So fun to be playing in a string band again and with such great players. Life is sweet. Hope to see you down the road.
Some Things I've Done
Mountain Stage Prairie Home Companion E-Town Voice of America
Beverly has recorded with
Alice Gerrard, Tara Nevins, Rose Sinclair, June Drucker, Meredith McIntosh, John Herrmann, Rafe Stefanini, Bruce Molsky, Paul Brown, Laurie Lewis, Mick Moloney, John Doyle, Matt Brown, Carl Jones, Art Rosenbaum, Jason Cade, Rob McMaken and more...
Merle Fest Festival International Philadelphia Folk Festival Brooklyn Folk Festival Kent State Folk Fest Palestine OT & Dulcimer Fest Telluride Bluegrass Festival Wheatland Music Festival Hiawatha Music Fest Appalachian Stringband Fest
Didmarton Bluegrass UK Scottish Bluegrass UK Towersey Folk Fest UK Broadstairs Folk Fest UK Cornish Bluegrass Fest UK Ulster American BG Fest UK Stan Rogers Festival Canada Winnepeg Folk Fest Canada Vancouver Folk Fest Canada
Augusta Heritage Ashokan Southern Week Summer Acoustic Music Week Fest of AmericanFiddle Tunes Swannanoa Gathering Blueridge Old Time Music Valley of the Moon Roots of American Music Suwannee Banjo Camp Stephen Foster Old Time Song Routes
Sore Fingers UK Haapavasie Finland La Fuente De La Musica Spain Nimble Fingers Canada Sweet Sunny South UK Going to the West Fest UK
One of the most respected players in old time music today, Beverly Smith is in demand as a singer, song writer, fiddler and dance caller, as well as a banjo, mandolin and guitar player. Besides her highly praised recordings of early country duets with Carl Jones, Alice Gerrard and John Grimm, her guitar playing has been featured on recordings of fiddlers Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, Tara Nevins and Matt Brown, and her singing with Mick Moloney, John Doyle, Laurie Lewis and others. Along with June Drucker, Rose Sinclair and Tara Nevins, she was a founding member of The Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet. She played for many years with Bruce Molsky and Rafe Stefanini as Big Hoedown, and with Rafe, John Herrmann and Meredith McIntosh as The Rockinghams. She is known as a thorough, humorous, kind and patient teacher and has taught guitar, fiddle, singing and dance at Ashokan Southern Week, Augusta Heritage, Swannanoa Gathering, Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and Summer Acoustic Music Week as well as Sore Fingers UK; Haapavesi, Finland; Nimble Fingers, British Columbia; and La Fuente del Musica in Spain. She has been a featured guest on A Prairie Home Companion, ETown, Mountain Stage and Voice of America, has toured extensively in both the US and the UK, and has played concert halls and festivals all over Europe, Canada and the US. Her guitar playing was featured in the October 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. She co-directs the Roots of American Music Week in Mars Hill, N.C and is happy to call Marshall, NC home.