1991 at our farm in Idaho
Becky Smith

          Becky is a prize winning mandolinist noted for her "hot" improvisational leads and expressive rhythmic drive. She has been performing and teaching for decades, with a wide variety of musical groups and styles. Her career began in Texas when she helped form a string band (the Cypress Swamp Stompers) that played everything from American Old-time Fiddle tunes and Bluegrass to Gypsy & Swing Jazz.  She made her own mandolin (based on the 1923 Lloyd Loar Gibson) while attending the University of Houston. In the 80's she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where she played in Bluegrass, Swing and Celtic bands and continued to teach and do studio session work. She helped produce one of the most popular mandolin magazines of all time (Mandolin World News), owned by (mandolinist) David Grisman, and studied with many great players in the Bay Area. In 1988 she relocated to a small horse farm in southwest Idaho. In 1998 she produced a cd as a tribute to her late brother and musical partner, Malcolm Smith. In 2001, 2002, and 2011, she toured with Linda Lowe's "Women in the Round, On the Road", playing in Texas, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina with 8 well known singer/songwriters.