Red Barn Radio Welcomes The Jim Smoak Quartet
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RED BARN RADIO WELCOMES THE JIM SMOAK QUARTET 04/30 AT 8 PM.
Growing up in low country South Carolina in the 30s and 40s, Smoak immersed himself in the music of his family and of the live radio broadcasts to which they listened. Most of all, Smoak admired the innovative banjo playing of Snuffy Jenkins, whom he heard daily on Columbia’s WIS station. Smoak stayed busy as a musician, entertaining tourists six nights a week at Bardstown, Kentucky’s Old Stable restaurant from 1982 to 2003. From the 1970s through the present, Smoak has recorded and released several albums under his own name. In 2008, Smoak was named a Pioneer of Bluegrass by the International Bluegrass Music Museum, a designation that honors musicians who significantly influenced the development of the genre prior to 1954. Smoak continues to teach music lessons in New Albany, Indiana and perform regular gigs, including his popular annual fundraiser for Salem, Indiana’s Depot Railroad Museum.
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