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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.

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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