Bernie Smith

Date: 1993 May 03
Length: 119 min.
Call Number: OHC268


Country musician. Longtime staff musician at radio station WHAS and WHAS-TV Louisville. Appeared on several radio and television shows during the 1950s-1960s, including Hayloft Hoedown.

Interview Summary

1993 May 3
(1 hour, 59 minutes)
Guitarist and banjo player Bernie Smith describes his experiences working as a staff musician. Discussion includes an overview of his career; the development of his guitar playing style; working in the recording studio; recording with Rex Allen; his experiences as an early television performer; working with Clayton McMichen; his work on the banjo; and working on WLS-Chicago and the National Barn Dance.