Beverly Smith & John Grimm
John Grimm and Beverly Smith live in the mountains of North Georgia in the beautiful little town of Dahlonega, in Lumpkin County. For the past 25 years, John has owned and operated the towns music store, Vintage Music, while Beverly toured the world in various band configurations. Since 2010 John and Beverly have been performing together at festivals, concerts, workshops and dances across the country and abroad. Their performances feature traditional country duets, fiddle tunes and originals. They choose their songs well; their traditional songs and tunes reveal a deep familiarity with and great love for the genre. From archaic banjo and haunting fiddle tunes to raucous hillbilly singing and aching ballads they display an ease that sounds nothing but genuine.
May 29 2015
Greetings from Denver, Colorado! We are on our way back east finishing up over a month of touring across the country. What an incredible trip! Neither of us had seen the Grand Canyon or spent much time in the Southwest and we were awestruck. California was as beautiful as ever and so much fun. Please check out some of our pictures on the photo page. Big thanks to Joyce and Jim Cauthen and the folks in Birmingham Al; Carole Anne Rose; Barbara Yuill and the Oklahoma City Traditional Music Association; Judy Muldawer and Apple Mountain Music in Albuquerque, NM; Bill Bussmann and Old Wave Mandolins; Carolyn Camp; Jim and Amber Mueller; David Bragger, the Tiki Parlour and the LA Old Time Social; Daniel Steinberg; Bill Wagman; David Bunn and the Deep End Sessions; Michael Shepard, Carole and Richard Mannis in Las Vegas; Larry Edleman and the folks at Victor Guitars, Denver Colorado. We love you and hope to see you again. We can't thank you all enough.
We are now on our way to Mt Airy and can't wait to play some music with you all! Then to Mars Hill Blue Ridge Music Camp where Beverly is teaching guitar and John running the music store. Then we are home for bit! Both of us will be teaching at the Georgia Pick and Bow Summer Camp, a great program in North Georgia that mentors school children in old time and bluegrass music. Our fall plans include another week of teaching in Spain at the fantastic and wonderful La Fuente de Musica . If you ever fancied a week on old time music near the Mediterranean, great food, swimming, hiking and exploring Andalucia come on! Plans for an October tour in the UK are still developing. Please check our calendar page for updates.
We are still reeling from the excitement around the LA times article ( see link on left). It is so great to see house concerts getting some well deserved attention. It's what keeps us on the road, happy to be touring and making music for you all. Thanks for helping us do just that.
Love and Peace
Beverly and John
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