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Jim Smoak: A "Hidden Figure" of American Banjo Music

A collection and oral history of 3-finger style bluegrass banjo player Jim Smoak by 2013 Appalachian Sound Archive Fellow Joe O'Connell.

Selected Video

Videos of Jim Smoak and Brian Allen's performance's at Hutchins Library on October 17, 2013.

Interview of Jim Smoak and Brian Allen

How I Became a Soloist

Growing Up and Traveling

The Cumberlands and Teaching

South Carolina and Learning to Play Banjo

Eight More Miles to Louisville