In the fall of 2011 Allie was asked to play at a street festival in Clintonville, a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Wanting to hear her music realized in a new way she turned to her family of musicians for help. With her brother on drums, her sister on vocals and friend on bass, Smith Family Tree was born.
Since then their sound and size has grown. In the summer of 2012 cousin Noah Smith joined on keyboards and in July of 2013 Cythia Liefield was added on cello. They play mostly originals ranging from more up beat numbers to acoustic ukulele songs. While hard to pin point an exact style, their sound is characterized by rich female harmonies combined with timeless themed songs and sound. Smith Family Tree have played in bars, street festivals and coffee houses. With a sound that appeals to all ages, Smith Family Tree have played for audiences of four year old and up. Yet regardless of your age, if you see them play you're sure to enjoy yourself.