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Jul 30, 2022 - 7:05:01 AM
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Yesterday I learned that we've lost Dick Smith. Dick was a banjo, mandolin, and guitar player--and great at all of those instruments. Back in the '70s and '80s he played banjo with the Country Gentleman and Del McCoury. More recently he performed with Mike O'Reilly, Lynn Morris, and Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass.

He exemplified "The three T's": timing, tone, and taste. Not only was he a total hoss (as we bluegrass folks like to say) as a player, but he was also a wizard at banjo setup, and a collector (pack-rat?) who knew tons about the history of Gibson (and other) banjos. He was always willing to take the time to talk about music and instruments with anyone who was interested.

May peace be upon him.

Edited by - Ira Gitlin on 07/30/2022 07:05:55

Jul 30, 2022 - 7:45:48 AM
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Thanks for the link Ira

Jul 30, 2022 - 8:08:52 AM
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