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MOUNTAIN SMOKE: Guestbook

Roger Kinsey

August 26, 2016

I saw Mountain Smoke many times at the Bar Ditch in Stillwater in 1975 to 1977. Very good band back then. A lot of good memories.

Doug Weaver

January 9, 2016

Appreciate your preservation of good music.

Mountain Smoke

August 21, 2015

Thanks Chad! You guys are top notch! Can't beleive how much goes on behind the scenes keeping the train running! We hope we will get to do some more trips -

Chad Scanlon

August 20, 2015

I would like to thank Mountain Smoke for supporting Amtrak's "Heartland Flyer". Thank you for using our train to play music for the people to enjoy. It was super nice of the band to play music while one of employees was proposed to. That was a very nice touch. Mountain Smoke is top notch in my book.

Richard Vinson

July 29, 2015

The best Bluegrass in the country

Rich Servis

July 16, 2015

Really disappointed to see you are not going to be at Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. You were our favorite group last year.

gene muse

July 9, 2015

let us know where you are playing? or how do we follow where you are playing?

ANNETTE MONET

June 7, 2015

Just heard your music on RFD TV when you were on with Tom T. Hall. Great sound. Are you still performing? Where?

Mountain Smoke

May 11, 2015

Peggy - Thanks for your interest in our older music! You can still get our double album that includes Blue Ridge (1975) and Lettin' It Slip Away (1976) this site or at a personal appearance. Check out the Merchandise and Music links here.

PEGGY CHRISTOPHER

April 30, 2015

FINALLY A WEB SITE WITH PICTURES. CAN YOU PURCHASE THRU I TUNES SOME OF THE OLD MUSIC?

Robert D. Villarreal

April 19, 2015

Always a pleasure when Mountain Smoke rides the Heartland Flyer.

Robert D. Villarreal
Conductor
Heartland Flyer

Nelson and Judy Krueger, Katherine and Charlotte

November 3, 2014

Great Trainfest 2 Wrech and all. Great band to keep playine!!! thank you!! HPPY HOLIDAYS

Adam

October 29, 2014

My wife and I came out to hear your music Tuesday in Alva. One word can describe it: AWESOME!!
Come on back soon!

Roger Stith

October 27, 2014

Hal,

Thanks for a great time and are ready for the next adventure.

Thank You

Roger

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM, Hal Clifford wrote:
With out a doubt you are the greatest fans and friends in the world. Wow, what an experience. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and humor during a trying time for all involved. We appreciate your friendship more that you can know. You are now qualified to remove "TRAINWRECK" from your "bucket list".

Best,
Hal

Bill Sparkman, a.k.a. Ol' Bill

July 20, 2014

I've been around the world 7 times on a whale boat and have managed to see thousands of bands play all over the world.
But the absolute best of them all is Mountain Smoke, year after year after year.
Keep playing Boys. I think you are all getting better with age.
Yours truly, almost,
Ol' Bill, a.k.a. The World's Greatest Unknown Singer/Songwriter.

Ts McDonald

July 19, 2014

I forgot to remember to post this, but as "The Bergmeister Says",Don't worry, "Ts", it's just "Early Altz"!!! As I have mentioned to all of you guys and gal, my "Cuz", Lamar Fike, aka, "The Memphis Mafia/"Elvis Aaron Presley" had made the statement, "That, as we all know, Lamar was with "Elvis" for 20 + years, stating that he had heard the "Best", and that "Mountain Smoke Band" was "The Best Group" that he had ever had the privilege of [Listening To]. He knew you guys personally, and that was "The Hear Felt Truth" from "Him About You Guys" music and abilities and Great Musical Presentation. As you know, Lamar had a "Great Ear for Hit Songs" as he brought many Hits To his "Soul Mate" "Elvis Aaron Presley", as you kmnow he lived @ Graceland for a year and a half before "Elvis" shipped out to Germany from Fort Hood, Texas. As we have all known each other "Since Hitler was a Corporal", then this is a true analogy of your great musical accomplishment over the years. And "Lamar and I" have truly loved and enjoyed your music. And as you guys know "KD" did not take advantage of an "Invite by Elvis and Lamar" to attend, be backstage and at the Skirvin with "Elvis" for the 1975 OKC "Elvis on Tour" @ OKC, as he was playing out of town, and wouldn't come in for the "Show"????? Lamar and "Elvis would always say when they knew a group or music was great, "They Are Stronger Than Tarzan's Armpits", and Lamar said that about The Mountain Smoke Band. Thanks for "A Great Musical Ride and your Friendship" from "Lamar and Ts"!!!!!!! "TCB"!!!!!!!

Jim Brown

June 6, 2014

put me on the emai list, please!

Phyllis Hibstenberg Salyer

May 17, 2014

Hi Roger, I saw my brother,Ben this weekend and he told me about band. It is great. We will try to get together soon. My husband , Me and Ben. It's been a long time. Phyllis Hibstenberg Salyer

Mark Johnson

January 22, 2014

Great to know memories are still happening!

Carl Bielstein

January 4, 2014

I was out of the state for a while. Glad to know you are still making music look forward to hearing y'all again!

Mountain Smoke

November 6, 2013

Chad - We can't forget the Fort Worth crew! We had fun doing the show at the station! Hope to do it again soon. Thanks for helping make it so special!

Chad Scanlon

November 5, 2013

I just want to thank the band for their generosity and friendliness. The show in the train station at Fort Worth was great. Thank you so much for choosing Amtrak to perform the traveling show for your fans and I look forward to future rendezvous.
Chad Scanlon
Amtrak Road Foreman

Mountain Smoke

November 4, 2013

Robert - Thanks so much for helping make TRAINFEST a success! Everyone had a great time, and is looking forward to the next one! You and the rest of the crew were an important part of the the experience.

Robert D. Villarreal

November 4, 2013

We really enjoyed your group Saturday on the Heartland Flyer. I hope you enjoyed your trip and will visit us again.
Robert Villarreal
Conductor Train 821

Tom & Emily

November 1, 2013

It's after 9 pm Friday and we're excited about the train fest.

Ron M

October 2, 2013

Saw Angie's post about Uncle Russ. I played. Baseball with Uncle Russ (Rusty to me) at West Nichols Hills. Glad to hear he's doing well. RM

Ron Maxfield

October 2, 2013

I grew up with Hal. Love the music. Continued good fortune to the band. RM

Larry

October 2, 2013

While attending Okla State Univ in about 1974 or 1975, some friends and I stopped in a small bar on "the strip" in Stillwater, Ok. On stage in this very crowed bar playing Bluegrass music was a group called Mountain Smoke. This was my first introduction to Bluegrass and to Mountain Smoke. I bought their album and still have it in my collection. I have been a fan of both ever since. Can't wait to see them again this week.

Angie

August 29, 2013

I just browsed through the "Through the Years" and found my Uncle Russ Christopher from the old days in the pictures. When I was a kid growing up in OKC I remember one time the band went to Washington DC and played for President Carter. Uncle Russ taught me to two-step to Don William's "Tulsa Time" at my Momo's house in OKC. Russ is doing fine, living in Texas; saw him couple months ago in Houston. Good memories!

Charlie

August 23, 2013

Tomorrow night at Redrock Canyon. Got you guys inked in.

susie

June 20, 2013

I remember back to the late 70s, early 80s, I'd go skiing to Snowmass, CO from OKC and you guys would be in the warming hut at the bottom playing! That's when Vince Gill was with the band...you were SO great and so much fun...and you still are! Vince Gill was skinny back then, and I got to dance with him! I love your music!

Greg McKenzie

June 10, 2013

Hal--
You've come a long way since playing the washboard & kazoo on campus corner... for tips! Are you still using an empty suitcase for a pedal drum?
Greg

Andrea Rose Jones

June 6, 2013

Lots of Memories. Have to come see you next time I "go home" Andrea

DAWN MCDONALD

March 11, 2013

Love to see the earlier pictures of the band! My fondest memories of Mountain Smoke were in Aspen CO, 1975-(approximately) with my family-T.S.McDonald...! - hi KD!
Thank you,
Dawn McDonald-Hardiman

Felicia Nevarez Crumedy

February 15, 2013

Rich--I'm so glad to see that you are still playing!! Please let me know if you have a show in Dallas, I would love to go out and hear the band! Contact me!!!

Gale Glazener Wilkie

January 1, 2013

Love you music today as I did when you first started! Keep it flowing....

Mountain Smoke

December 27, 2012

It's hard to forget George Crenshaw since we see him so often! He'll be at the Jazz Lab this Sunday for the CD Release Events - A few seats still available!

Tommy Penninton

December 26, 2012

I've been a longtime fan. Do any of you remember George Crenshaw?

Jerry House

December 25, 2012

Keep the good music comin'.

Mountain Smoke

November 28, 2012

Don Langston: You can purchase direct from us by contacting Hal at hhclifford@aol.com, or purchase through iTunes or CD Baby. Our latest CD "Roads Well Traveled" will be released within the next ten days! A CD will be included in the admission price to our release party Sunday, December 30th at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond, OK. We will have two shows that day, one at 3:00 p.m., and the second at 7:00 p.m.

don langston

November 27, 2012

Can i get your albums online so i can send them to my daughter?

Bob and Donna Alexander

August 27, 2012

Absent thru the years and sorry we were. Last night at Jazz Club was great. The harmony is still there which was my dearest memory of the 70's and 80's and of course the pickin is fabulous. Keep on keeping on !!!!!!

Bill Nidiffer

August 26, 2012

Had the privilege of being the sound and lighting technician for the 1978 incarnation with the Eagles fronting the band. Since then I have gone to OU in theatre design and production and design many production and now teach design at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher AZ. Keep on Trucking Mountain Smoke.

George & Beth Harrison

August 3, 2012

Sitting here listening to ya'll perform on "Pop Goes The Country" with Jeannie C. Riley and Tom T. Hall - sounds great!

Ann Coe

July 25, 2012

Will you be playing at the Guthrie Bluegrass Festival in Oct.?
Ifmso, which day.

Dave Young

July 11, 2012

Knew you guys from the bars & lloyd noble back in 1980/81 when Vince was in the band and a pretty blonde girl with curly hair. Married the girl I met in Norman and went to the shows with. Think we still have a MS tee shirt and photos from back then. Give me a shout you ever make it to SW FLA.

Karen Kipgen

June 25, 2012

Hi! saw you at the Edmond jazz club last night, thanks to Richard Vincent. (I was the one with the cigarette lighter) :-) thoroughly had a great time! was blown away by the talent and Love that Tommy smile! I think he enjoys his work, yes?
BTW, worked with Madge at the House of Reps when she was with the Speaker's office. heard Hal was good friends with. she's a cool lady. I'm signed up here... as instructed. : >

Jack Clifford - Sacramento, Ca.

April 24, 2012

Hey friends just wanted to check in. Used to go see you folks as often as possible. Remember when Vince played with you folks as well as Jimmy Wagner, George Crenshaw and of course Hal Clifford. Really glad you are still putting out music. I still have the vinyl "Slipping Away". "Decent" Jack

Ruth Hart

November 2, 2011

Back in the late 70s, early 80s (?) Mountain Smoke used to come play at a little place in Denton, Texas. Loved the band and the music! Randy Sanders and Andy Park were in the band at the time-are they still with ya'll? Keep up the great music!

Robert Harris

September 5, 2011

Watched Mountain Smoke many times at the SBS Sooner Broadcast System in Norman. Loved it every time. Can't wait to catch up with you guys again.

KEN THREADGILL

June 28, 2011

Unfortunately I'm not related to Kenneth Threadgill of Austin Texas fame. But i still love the sound. Keep on truckin'.

tracy handley

May 28, 2011

Great seeing you guys again Please send me some booking info.....peace out!!!!

Rachael Walker

April 5, 2011

Got to see you guys at the W in Hutchinson last week. I had a great time! Thanks for turning me into a bluegrass fan!

Todd Talbot

January 27, 2011

excellent stuff! thanks Tom for introducing me to your sound.

Angela

January 23, 2011

Hey, Man, Do OKC on the weekend for once, not on a Sunday Night. We're in the "Bible Belt"! We go to church and work for our living the rest of the week!

Jeff ' Red Man" Branum

January 23, 2011

Hey Tommy, trying to get a hold of you.
Give me a holler at 405/386-2511.

Larry Sigala

January 3, 2011

A must see band! Have always been happy with their performnces. And This years Opening Night in downtown OKC. was just as outstanding as the last time they were here.
Thank you
Larry & Angela Sigala

mendy sites

January 1, 2011

We enjoyed your concert at opening night sooo much! We are looking forward to your concert at the jazz lab. My husband especially enjoyed your music. He has played percussion for years with various bands and church groups. In fact we enjoy Gary Howe on Sunday mornings at Crosspoint.
If you need a substitute drummer or would like to have him tryout for your band, e-mail us at mendywho@hotmail.com.

Gary Greenwood

November 30, 2010

Mountain Smoke is the BEST in Bluegrass and what Oklahoma has to offer! Thanks!

Daniel Van Valkenberg

November 3, 2010

hey cousin billy isn't the internet great. wonderful seeing the band and stuff. Have a happy thanksgiving.

Reta Geer

September 30, 2010

I would love to come to one of your performances.

Cindy A Van Lerberg\

August 23, 2010

My brother said I'd like ur music, so I checked y'all out. Hey, Rich.

George Pinger

August 16, 2010

I was the GM at the Almont Resort back in the late 70s when you guys played there with little Jimmy Giles. Just wanted to say hello. In nashville now

Chester Weems

August 15, 2010

no particular comment, would like to on any list where you notify people of local performances

Ann Kelley

July 6, 2010

I was a big fan of Jimmy Gyles and Fiddle Magic 28 years ago when he played in Dallas.
I lost track of him untill recently when a friend told me he was with Mountain Smoke and thanks to youtube, I found your wonderful music.
Please let me know when you might be in the Dallas area.

BAOkie

July 1, 2010

Just saw you on TV...OETA I think...you guys are great, but I have never heard of your group before...where have I been? I have surely missed out. Love the sound. P.S. the guy in the red shirt is HOT!
Come to T-Town some time soon.

Charlie Willey

May 26, 2010

Hey guys, Let's hear some music. I will see you at the Arts Council Twilight series June 13, Downtown OKC.

Mack Thompson

May 24, 2010

I found my copy of "On Blue Ridge" this weekend and listened to it for the first time in 25 years. "Wow" is all I can say. I remember the summer of 1976 when Mountain Smoke upstaged The Charlie Daniel's Band with a killer rendition of Orange Blossom Special. Happy to see you guys are still going!

Kenneth B. Howe

April 26, 2010

Listen to country more often than not. I have been a fan of Gary Howe fsince !970. Losts of luck to all of you. May God bless you guys.

L. Cuellar

April 25, 2010

I was leaving the Oklahoma City Arts Festival when I heard music playing and thought I'd just listen a while. I stayed until you finished playing. It was such fun listening to the song about the armadillo. I laughed more than I have in a long time. Thanks for the fun. The song about America was great. Is it on one of your CDs? I've never heard of your band before. I don't listen to much country music but this was REALLY GREAT music. I usually don't care much for country music but yours is wonderful. Thanks for going to the Arts Festival 2010. Can't believe I'm missed your music all these years. Sorry. God's speed.

Jim Fabian

April 22, 2010

Great bio information. What talent and what a group with a great sound. Hope to see you in Denver Colorado one of these days. Keep on with the good music.

Dan Howe

April 21, 2010

It goes without saying, I have heard a lot about you'all and a lot said means a lot! Hopefully I can attend one of you shows.

Ida Cook

March 29, 2010

Kenny, it was a pleasure meeting you at the TSGA several weeks ago. I am really enjoying my CD....Thank you.
I am getting ready to go to Benoit's to order my Reso....I am excited. Sure enjoyed hearing you play yours.

Shelly Mounts

March 26, 2010

I went to NWC with Jimmy and heard you guys several times at the Depot in downtown OKC. My mom, Sandy worked there as a waitress. All my love to you! Give my email to Jimmy. Would love to catch up!

Ken Anderson

March 8, 2010

I heard Jimmy Gyles play at the Johnny High Country Music revue on Saturday, March 6, 2019. He was incredible. The rendition of "How Great Thou Art" was way beyond anything I have ever heard. Has it been recorded? I would really like to have a recording of that arrangement.

February 24, 2010

After my recent move I discovered an unopened 33LP of "Lettin it Slip Away". Needless to say, I had to spin it on the old turntable and it brought back a lot of good memories. Late 70's, Whiskey River on Central Expressway in Dallas plus many venues here. I think Hal was at Fidelity Bank. Good to hear you are still going. Gives us all hope. Thanks.

John Parker

January 7, 2010

I love the music. Bill Perry is a former PCHS classmate. Arrange the music so Rich gets in a few drum solos now and then.

Marian

December 29, 2009

In the late 70's Billy's brother let me follow you guys around and what a great experience.(Although back then I didn't realize how great you all were.) Went to Winfield, recording studio, etc. I remember a mustard colored VW van(Tom) and that unforgetable voice of Regina 30ish years later. And Jimmy, I had a huge crush on you, even though Mike was my beau. I heard Billy play in Dec. and even though he was ill, he was still fascinating to hear(and just as good as when I watched you in guitar and banjo contest so many years ago). I still have my Bluegrass Jam album and love it. You inspire people even after 30 years.

Mike Brouillette

October 29, 2009

Guess 1981 or there abouts got forgotten in the history of Smoke. I do remember some pretty good music we recorded and played during this short time. Really sorry that you don't take credit for that too, the Pop Goes the Country taping and the like. Guess there was a lot of baggage with that though, I never hear from Jim either. Tom and Randy, sorry I lost touch with you and Dave, Stan Chase and the rest. Best Regards !

d giddens

October 13, 2009

I just want to know if you are in Branson this holiday season or you touring? thanks

Bill Moffet

September 27, 2009

I just wanted to thank everyone who came over to the chuck wagon at WVF. It was a real treat to hear you sing under the fly

Stan Gillespie

September 27, 2009

I attended college in Edmond in the mid 70's, and first played to a live audience at Scholars's Inn. I remembered your band playing there also. I'm still playing around the Texas Hill Country. I always loved your sound. Good to see you still making music after all these years.

Bill Hoskins

September 25, 2009

i really enjoyed seeing you at winfield this year thanks for coming and hope to see you there next year

Jeanne DeLisle

September 17, 2009

Great job at the CD release party on Sept 13th, had to leave out early, but what music I heard, I really enjoyed. Hey Jac, your tooter sounded real good.
The group together sounded superior. Always nice to get an ear full.

September 13, 2009

Hello! My I love your muisic! I saw you this weekend at Claremore. Bought your new CD. I am listening to it now. River Road is just a great reminder to my mind. Just a perfect song! Thank you, by the way the Porta John Line is Halirously Wonderful!

Dan Sherbon

August 17, 2009

Kenny it was a pleasure meeing you this past weekend at the Freedom Rodeo. It was obvious after listening to the music on the band's website that you have a very talented band. I will make an effort to here you all live.
Thanks
Dan Sherbon
www.clearcreekband.com

Ann Coe Kerrick

August 8, 2009

My brother David Coe played fiddle with Smoke when that kid Vince was also with you. I only have an LP of your music, but it's a treasure. "July, You're a Woman" was probably my favorite on that redcord. Glad to find you.

aliccegorrrenz

July 26, 2009

Hello!

My name is Alice, I`m from New York but live in Paris now. I love classic music

Carl 'BUD' Bryant

May 14, 2009

Just a Hey There to Bill Perry. Too many years ago your dad made you practice while the rest of us rode motorcycles. Darn glad your dad made you practice! From early days in Winfield, KS and your performance with Nitty Gritty back in '75? and on through the years your pickin' has brought many an enjoyable time. It's still great to say, I remeber Bill back when we were still young and innocent. Thanks for the Music, Carl BUD Bryant

Kay Asher

April 8, 2009

love your music, been a fan since Dodge city ks, love the song coming in from los angeles, can't find it anywhere. Any suggestions? thanks K

cheapcarsauctions

April 5, 2009

Hello to all ! Great site. I am new here greetings to all from Poland.

Larry

March 13, 2009

I miss the Wednesday nights at Butterfields where we would buy a pitcher of Sangria and "sit on the rail" and listen to some hayseed kid named Vince.

Mary Bradford

March 12, 2009

Just checking if y'all will be in our area anytime soon. We heard you were still performing. We saw you guys in 1973 or so around the Stillwater area and would like to catch up with you again, now that we have moved to Texas. Glad to see you will be at Winfield. Hopefully, we will see you there if not before. Great website!

greetingsfrompoland

March 7, 2009

Hello to all ! Greetings From Poland. very Good Page !

Jared Bernethy

December 28, 2008

Came to watch yall for the first time tonight at the UCO jazz lab and had a great time. The music that yall are playing is far and few between these days. Im only 23 but love what you guys are doing. Keep it up!!!

Jared

Stan Cox

November 1, 2008

Just wanted to say Hello from Oklahoma..sending out a extra shout to Kenny Davis, been awhile since I seen ya Kenny, hope this finds you doing good. Give me a hollar if you can...Stan Cox http://www.standcox.com

brenda p hummingbird

October 25, 2008

i really like this band

Wade and Grachel Crews

October 15, 2008

Incrdible musicians !! I have been to the Grande Ole Opry and this band could definitely walk out on that stage and hold their own. Way better than Branson !

Shirley Frias

October 5, 2008

Hi Kenny...Aunt Shirley here in San Antonio,Tx. Heard you and the band will be in Ardmore this month. Might just move my visit day up and come hear you play. Love ya... Aunt Shirley

john

September 28, 2008

Ou-yo-yu what a nice site!
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