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.
August 14, 2014
Hello friends and welcome back. So much to tell you! We are about to leave for Canada for a couple weeks to perform and teach at Nimble Fingers in Sorrento BC. I am really looking forward to this as I lived in British Columbia back in the 70's and my sister, Charlene, is still there. So a good opportunity for visiting family and friends and I'm really happy that John gets to meet my sis and see this beautiful place. We've been doing quite a bit of traveling and loving every minute. In January we spent a month in India, a place I get to as often as possible. We visited friends and hung out in my old stomping grounds as well as exploring some pretty exotic beaches. Even played a couple concerts! A perfect vacation. Then there was Palestine Old time Festival, Bear on the Square, The Southeast Gathering, hospice gigs here locally and a trip to California for John's daughter's wedding and a concert and dance tour plus a weekend at the Focal Point in St Louis ( thanks Jim and Dedo!). We are looking forward to going back to California in May 2015 and are making plans for that now. On the horizon, after Sorrento, a 6 week tour in Europe (details on our calendar page) and a March tour in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Yes, we are so pleased to announce that we were chosen for a Canadian Home Routes tour in 2015. Really looking forward to that. We cannot thank you enough for your support and kindness. We could not do this without you! Hope to see you soon.
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