Acoustic Americana Music 
with Celtic & Appalachian Roots


Cabin Cove Music
157 Cabin Cove Rd.
Zionville, NC 28698
  Steve and Ruth Smith 
from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina 
play a creative mix 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.

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Just Plain Folks nominee
Nominees in the 2017 & 2009 Roots Music categories of the JPF International Music Awards, the world's largest awards for independent musicians, receiving 5 nominations in 2017.

In 2014, Steve and Ruth were inducted into "America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame" for their performing, preserving, and promoting traditional Appalachian music. 

ACMA logoNamed "Americana Instrumental Group of the Year" at the 2013 Appalachian Cultural Music Association Awards


Performance Videos
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Appalachian Cultural Music Association

"Swingin on a Gate"


  "Blue Ridge Mountain Sky" 
written by Steve


MerleFest, Wilkeboro, NC

"Homesick for the Holler" 
written by Steve & Ruth


"This Old Crooked Road" 
written by Steve


Pickin' Porch, Townsend, TN

Brief Synopsis of Concert

"Song of the Mountains" PBS TV show

Song of the Mountains, Marion, VA






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Steve and Ruth with guitar and hammered dulcimer   Steve and Ruth with all instruments
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  steve with banjo and guitar
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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

  • 01/10/2020
    Dayton Dulcimer Society Festival - Dayton, Ohio
  • 02/07/2020
    Florida Accoustic Winter Gathering - Mt. Dora, Florida