Thirty-six years of music, spanning four decades, and the sound is as fresh now as when they began. Mountain Smoke is original, unpredictable, and their audiences are as varied as the music they will encounter. Built with elements of country and folk, the power of newgrass, and the sweet flow of mountain ballads, the music is timeless. As songwriters and musicians, they remain on the leading edge of acoustic music. The band features Jimmy Gyles, a National Mandolin Champion, a two time National Flat-Picking Champion, and Fiddle Champion; and Banjo Champion, Billy Perry. Their musicianship is simply amazing! Twice selected as 'Oklahoma's Favorite Band' by the reader's poll in the 'Daily Oklahoman', and 'Oklahoma's Best Country Band' by the 'Oklahoma Gazette' Music Awards, Mountain Smoke continues to write songs and perform today. Playing a mixture of their original compositions, and music they have adapted to their unique style, Mountain Smoke will take you on a musical journey. With a smile, they will tell you, "We have played at the White House in Washington D.C., an the Round Barn in Arcadia Oklahoma, and most everywhere in between." In addition to performing for Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and every Oklahoma Governor since 1973, the band's list of performance credits reads like a who's who in country music. Appearing with Alabama, Asleep At The Wheel, Hoyt Axton, The Bellamy Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Jimmy Buffett, Roy Clark, Vassar Clements, Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen, Charlie Daniels, Elvin Bishop, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, Arlo Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Emmy Lou Harris, John Hartford, Richie Havens, Chris Hillman, Willie Nelson, New Grass Revival, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Gary P. Nunn, Pure Prairie League, Leon Redbone, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, George Strait, Shoji Tabuchi, Three Dog Night, Mel Tillis, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Williams, Jr., and of course, the now famous "KISS" concert. The NEW Mountain Smoke CD, 'Bluegrass Hop' is available now from CD Baby.com or direct from their website. Other recording credits include the theme song 'Another Dusty Road' for the motion picture 'Savannah Smiles', "Sing and Dance again." Two early record LP's, 'On Blue Ridge' (featuring Vince Gill) and 'Lettin' It Slip Away' are now digitally re-mastered and available together on one CD! Mountain Smoke is Tom Bergman (guitar, banjo, and vocals), Jackie Mashore (accordion and vocals), Roger Mashore (bass, guitar and vocals), Kenny Davis (resonator guitar and pedal steel), Billy Perry (banjo, mandolin, guitar, resonator guitar, and vocals), Rich Dimonico (drums, and percussion), Jimmy Gyles (fiddle, mandolin, and guitar), and Hal Clifford (guitar and vocals). The group is also known for launching the musical careers of Vince Gill, Jimmy Gyles (with Roy Clark), Bobby Clark (Williams & Clark) and David Coe (with Michael Martin Murphy).
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