THE FOLLOWING IS
TAKEN FROM BLUEGRASS MUSIC PROFILES
BMP: What's the latest Valerie Smith and Liberty
VALERIE : I have two members of Liberty Pike
- a new baby named Josephine Marie Smith and I have a new banjo
player named Mike Brubaker from the group Second Edition. He's
doing just great and we're working on a new album. We already
have eight cuts done and we're working on a gospel album, too.
When I'm finished with my band album we'll start working on
the gospel album. We were also one of the bands that worked
on the soundtrack for a movie call "BELL WITCH: The Movie".
There's all sorts of bluegrass artists on there. It's about
a legend of John Bell from Adams, Tennesseen and it's a really
scary movie. They wanted some really edgy sounding, old-time
bluegrass and my fiddle player Becky Buller wrote about five
songs for the movie and I co-wrote one song with her called
"Ol' John Bell". It's from the spirit witches point
of view, saying how much she dislikes John Bell. We had a lot
of fun doing that. We didn't get our newest album done for the
season because we really wanted to be a part of "Bell Witch:
The Movie" and they want to do a "Bell Witch: The
Movie" Tour and I felt like we needed to get that finished
for them so we can get on with that...It's coming out in late
fall with the movie, as far as I know.
BMP: Will you incorporate any of those songs
into your performance?
VALERIE: I will be doing some of them next
year. Some of them are really unusual and I'm kind of saving
them for the Bell Witch Tour so I won't overdo them.
Excerpts from Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine