Beverly Smith & John Grimm
John Grimm and Beverly Smith live in the mountains of North Georgia in the beautiful little town of Dahlonega, in Lumpkin County. For the past 25 years, John has owned and operated the towns music store, Vintage Music, home to a unique assortment of instruments and a gathering place for local musicians. Since 2010 John and Beverly have been performing together at festivals, concerts, workshops and dances across the country and abroad. Their performances feature traditional country duets and a sprinkling of newer pieces. They choose their songs well, and clearly have spent a great deal of time searching through the archives of rural american folk music. Their traditional songs and tunes reveal a deep familiarity with and great love for the genre. From haunting archaic banjo and fiddle tunes to raucus hillbilly singing they display an ease that sounds nothing but genuine.
Hey Everybody! Hope you all had a great summer. We sure did. Between all the festivals and camps we even fit in making a recording with Alice Gerrard and the big news is that it's done! John recorded, mixed and mastered it here at the Vintage Music studio and Alice drove down from Durham several times to get it done. Alice has had an incredibly busy schedule this summer, going back and forth from coast to coast with a very full concert schedule plus having just released her amazing recording, Bittersweet, produced by Laurie Lewis ( check it out, it's GORGEOUS) so it was no small feat to get Beverly and Alice into the studio together. But it's done and we are very pleased with the results. Alice and Beverly will be heading out to California for the Berkeley Old Time Convention, then on to Spain and the UK for a fall tour. Dates are here on our calendar page. Thanks for looking and hope to see you down the road.
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