A Good Life

by Steve and Ruth Smith

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Vocal & Instrumental Acoustic Americana easy-listening music from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, with a few additional supporting instruments.
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Acoustic Americana Music with Celtic & Appalachian Roots
Steve and Ruth Smith from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina play a unique blend of Appalachian Americana music featuring hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, and old-time banjo. Steve and Ruth play and sing the music reminiscent of the old homeplace where family, love, faith, and sense of place are the foundations of heritage and traditions.

Dirty Linen Folk & World Music Magazine says “ Ruth Smith's touch on the hammered dulcimer is absolutely magical, with exquisite phrasing, highlighting the range of the instrument especially on her own pieces.”

Steve, an ASCAP award-winning song-writer, adds fingerstyle guitar, old-time banjo, and vocals to the duo. Of Steve’s songwriting, Dulcimer Players News’ Bill Troxler says “He is a master story teller and the perfect vocalist to convey the meaning of the lyrics. His songs stand out for their imagery and melodic strength on a par with John Denver’s songs.”

"Steve and Ruth are a performing and recording power house. Their music is beautifully arranged and performed and they’re among the best and busiest ambassadors we have for hammered and mountain dulcimer." Dan Landrum, Dulcimer Players News

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Companion CDs for both of Ruth’s hammered dulcimer arrangements books!
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Steve and Ruth Smith

Steve and Ruth's music is regularly heard on XM & Sirius Satellite Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Highlander Radio Networks, NPR and acoustic music format radio stations around the U.S. Steve and Ruth have been featured on the PBS TV series Song of the Mountains, NPR’s All Songs Considered and Thistle & Shamrock, in Ohio Magazine, and Dulcimer Players News.

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Upcoming Dates

  • 01/10/2019
    Honolulu, Hawaii - ,
     
  • 01/16/2019
    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii - ,
     
  • 06/23/2019
    Kentucky Music Week - Bardstown, KY
     
  • 07/18/2019
    - Evart, Michigan
     
  • 10/12/2019
    Black Mountain Music Festival - Black Mountain, North Carolina