"MUSIC speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole."
Dear Randy and Rai
"It was so good to touch base with you guys again in Maple Creek. You two feel like extended family and talking and listening to you sing makes us feel very happy and lucky to have met you. We really feel that we do not have to travel south of the border to find musical talent...it is right here on our doorsteps!!
Ernie and Donna E.
Vilna Cowboy Fest (4th Annual) July 18-20, 2014
Capping a rainy week was the near-perfect weather for the 4th Annual Vilna Cowboy Fest. Entertainment was top drawer with Double D (Dat's Dynomite!) Doris Daley cowboy poetry, Ol' Ugly barnyard clean humor and some of the finest picking and singing to be found anywhere, by the likes of Bob Glidden, Ed Brown, Sue Harris, Cassidy Zahar, Randy & Rai Smith, Adele & Ralph Johnson and Jackson Mackenzie.....(see www.albertacowboypoetry.com for complete review)
- Jackson Mackenzie
Willow Creek Cowboy Gathering (14th Annual) July 11-13, 2014
(For complete review: www.albertacowboypoetry.com).....Randy Smith's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner is second to none. The vendors, performers and audience all are treated to superb hospitality, great sound and great food. The recipe for success has certainly been honed well in this community and organizers have done a fantastic job of making performers and audience happy and welcome. Well done Stavely!!!
- Phyllis Rathwell
Best of the West Weekend June 2014
Devon's husband and wife duo Randy and Rai Smith have matured over the last 6 years, going from green performers to the solid entertainers we saw and heard at the 2014 Best of the West Weekend. Dynamic harmonies and good song choices from a mixed repertoire of cover and original material and an assured stage presence were on display in abundance. Somewhere along the line a torch was passed, and they willingly picked it up and continue to run with it. Good stuff, and good people too.