Old-Time Music & Early Country Music

Kellie and Pete have been harmonizing and making music together since 2000. They both enjoy deconstructing an old-time or early bluegrass song or tune from the original recording and turning it into their own music. They can be found during festival season in the middle of jams at Mt. Airy, Clifftop, Lake Genero and other festivals, and hosting parties at their house in Oxford, PA.

Since 2003 they have been members of a five-piece band, the Orpheus Supertones (with Walt Koken, Clare Milliner and Hilary Dirlam), which has traveled extensively in the United States, Australia and Europe. Additionally, the Supertones run a local concert series in Oxford, PA, the Fiddlers’ Follies.

Kellie and Pete play regularly with Jane Rothfield and Allan Carr as one-half of the Jane Rothfield Old-Time Quartet and are a sought-after back-up duo for fiddlers and singers from all over the U.S. and beyond.

The duo has teamed up with Beverly Smith to form Smith Allen Peterson, a powerhouse old-time trio with a driving string band sound and thrilling vocal harmonies on the old songs. And on new songs, too!

In addition to performing, they really enjoy showing others how to play and sing in the styles they have learned in individual lessons, short workshops, and week-long classes at music camps. 

They believe that the second Golden Age of old-time music is right NOW.  

Smith Allen Peterson
Orpheus Supertones

Their duet CD, “I’ll Never Forsake You,” is available for sale or download on Amazon, iTunes & CDBaby