About this new music project...
Crooked Sparrow is the combination of singer songwriters Valeria Stewart (of the duo Luna) and Kevin Dudley (of the band Snake Farmers). They have recently been joined by fiddler Jenny Smith. There is never a dull moment with the blend of Texas, Latin America, Folk and Americana roots in this trio’s music.
Valeria is originally from Argentina and grew up in the DC area. She has been performing in the DMV area for many years with the Stewart Sisters, and most recently as part of the award-winning duo Luna. She’s written many songs, including some in Spanish, and enjoys playing covers too. Her style is primarily acoustic guitar with a blend of latin, folk, jazz, and americana sounds.
Kevin hails from Texas and is well-known in the DC area as a singer-songwriter and performer as well as a member of the band the Snake Farmers. Kevin has complemented the music of Luna with his skilled accompaniment and has recently co-written with the duo on several award-winning songs. In the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Keeping My Distance was chosen for the Finalist for the Covid-19 song category, Nothing Left Behind received the Honorable Mention for the Country/Bluegrass category, and This Time, chosen for the Honorable Mention for the Open category. Kevin recorded with Luna on their 2020 EP The Alchemist’s Journey. He brings a mix of western swing, blues, and a deep soul to the trio’s song collection.
Jenny is a public-school teacher and has been playing her violin for over 20 years. She studied under the Russian violinist Dana Mazurkevich, and at age 13 toured Europe with her Boston youth orchestra. She has played with The Stewart Sisters and the Difficult Run band. She now adds beautiful depth and outstanding tonality to the instrumentals and original songs of Crooked Sparrow.