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March 03, 2009
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Swinging Through Sunshine State in March!
Band Welcomes Floridian and Multi-Instrumentalist ERNIE EVANS as Newest Member

*** "Two of the freshest voices in bluegrass today...Buller and Smith have an infectious enthusiasm that comes through in their music. Though on the national scene for years, they are still a little under the radar compared to other female bluegrassers like Vincent, Lynn Morris and Laurie Lewis. They are every bit as good." ***

NASHVILLE, TENN - Singer and bandleader, Valerie Smith, welcomes promoter, producer and musician, Ernie Evans, as the newest member of the internationally renowned group Liberty Pike. Riding high on the critically acclaimed female duet album by Valerie Smith & bandmate Becky Buller called Here's a Little Song, the band is excited to welcome Evans, a multi-instrumentalist from the state of Florida. He will be playing guitar, mandolin and banjo for the band as well as lending his voice on vocals.

Evans brings years of experience and knowledge in the bluegrass realm to the table. He is the President of the North Florida Bluegrass Association and founder of the Florida School of Bluegrass. Originally from Northwestern Ohio, Evans has played professionally since his teenage years. Well known on the banjo, he is also well versed on the guitar and with a history playing jazz guitar, he became a well known jazz-grass guitarist, performing at festivals, nightclubs, on television and radio. A devoted family man, Evans has played and lived in the state of Florida for years, having played with, among others, the legendary Vassar Clements.

Don't Miss Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike in Florida in March!

Fri., March 6 & Sat., March 7 Sabal Palm Festival Palmdale, FL (863) 655-0119 Toll Free: 1-800-833-2683

Sat., March 14 @ 4 PM & 7 PM Sun., March 15 @ 3:30 PM Lion's Seafood & Music Festival St. Augustine, FL Francis Field 29 W. Castillo Drive St. Augustine, FL 32084 904-825-0850

Thurs., March 19 - Sun., March 22 International Market World Auburndale, FL 1052 US 92 W Auburndale, FL 33823 863-665-0062

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