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  • Dave Siler
    Dave Siler Fredericksburg, VA
    i had the privilege of learning 5-string from Jim in the early 70's at Bizianes Music Mart on Bardstown Road. What a fantastic treat that was!!! Thank you, Jim!

    i had the privilege of learning 5-string from Jim in the early 70's at Bizianes Music Mart on Bardstown Road. What a fantastic treat that was!!! Thank you, Jim!

  • Thomas Hammons
    Thomas Hammons Louisville KY
    I took banjo lessons from Jim several years ago. I remember him as a very fine person. I still pick my banjo some, nut don`t play with anyone any more,

    I took banjo lessons from Jim several years ago. I remember him as a very fine person. I still pick my banjo some, nut don`t play with anyone any more,

  • Steve Bartlett
    Steve Bartlett
    I saw Jim Smoak in person once, about 1951. He was backing up Little Jimmie Dickens on an Opry package tour show in Beaumont, Texas.

    I saw Jim Smoak in person once, about 1951. He was backing up Little Jimmie Dickens on an Opry package tour show in Beaumont, Texas.

  • Tom Elder
    Tom Elder
    hey Jim, just saying hi--I took a few a couple lessons from Steve Brines and one from you to learn what in the world that augmented chord in With Care From Someone was ha ha.Salem is too far from Bardstown though.Here is a link to where I landed musically. . I also play live real music with a buddy weekly.I dig the old 20s and 3os pop also https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcArs37UNIwv-bV4hgqZRw/videos

    hey Jim, just saying hi--I took a few a couple lessons from Steve Brines and one from you to learn what in the world that augmented chord in With Care From Someone was ha ha.Salem is too far from Bardstown though.Here is a link to where I landed musically. . I also play live real music with a buddy weekly.I dig the old 20s and 3os pop also https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcArs37UNIwv-bV4hgqZRw/videos