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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.


Short Bio

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Stage Plot



 Video Bio
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Awards:   Steve & Ruth's YouTube Channel link
 YouTube Channel 

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

Click on links below photos to download.    
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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 Poster Size
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