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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

Radio                      

Mountain Stage             Prairie Home Companion       E-Town                                      Voice of America

 

Recordings 

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...

                                           

Festivals 

United States

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

International   

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 

Camps

United  States

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

International

Sore Fingers UK                        Haapavasie Finland                La Fuente De La Musica Spain  Nimble Fingers  Canada    Sweet Sunny South UK        Going to the West Fest UK

Shows

                                    Where to see me

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Australia with Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen. Details to come!! Australia Australia
 —  — SongRoots Gambier Island, BC Cananda Gambier Island, BC Cananda
 —  — Pinewoods American Week Plymouth MA Plymouth MA
 —  — Swannanoa Gathering Swannanoa NC Swannanoa NC
 —  — Grassroots Culture Camp Trumansburg NY Trumansburg NY
 —  — Georgia Pick and Bow Dahlonega GA Dahlonega GA
 —  — Roots of American Music Week Mars Hill University, Mars Hill NC Mars Hill University, Mars Hill NC
 —  — La Fuente De La Musica El Fonte, Andalucia Spain El Fonte, Andalucia Spain
 —  — The Southeast Gathering Toccoa GA Toccoa GA
 —  — Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Fest with Kellie Allen and Pete Peterson Museum for East Texas Culture, Palestine, Texas Museum for East Texas Culture, Palestine, Texas
House concert and Workshop Netherlands Paul and Nicole's house, Helmond NL Paul and Nicole's house, Helmond NL
Cramlington Folk Club The Benedictine Social Centre , Cramlington Northumberland UK The Benedictine Social Centre , Cramlington Northumberland UK
Ripponden House Concert 103 Oldham Road , Ripponden, West Yorkshire UK 103 Oldham Road , Ripponden, West Yorkshire UK
Concert at Bistro Lotte Bistro Lotte, Frome, Somerset Bistro Lotte, Frome, Somerset
 —  — Carter Family Workshop Kate and Johnny's, Frome BA11 1EH Kate and Johnny's, Frome BA11 1EH
Torquay House Concert Andrew and Emily's, Torquay Andrew and Emily's, Torquay
Bodmin Folk Club/ CANCELLED The Old Library, Bodmin, Cornwall The Old Library, Bodmin, Cornwall
Penzance Folk Club Bath Inn , Penzance, Cornwall UK Bath Inn , Penzance, Cornwall UK
 —  — Janie's Jumpstart Pete and Kellie's House, Oxford PA Pete and Kellie's House, Oxford PA
 —  — SongRoutes Black Mountain NC Black Mountain NC

Bio

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. 

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