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July 1, 2010

Just saw you on TV...OETA I 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.


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.
Dan Sherbon

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.


July 26, 2009


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


April 5, 2009

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


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!


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!!!


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

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


September 28, 2008

Ou-yo-yu what a nice site!

Alison Swan

September 20, 2008

It was great to meet you and hear you play, Tom. It sure would be great if the whole band came to the Black Hills to play. Maybe for the Sturgis rally next year?

Ed Vinson

September 15, 2008

Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed your performance in Edmond on September 14. If you come to Ardmore be sure and let us know -- we WILL be there!

Lisa Sipple

September 3, 2008

Roger, Thanks for the CD. What a great suprise! I'm listening now and it's great! I hope you've had a wonderful summer filled with plenty of warm sunshine and sweet bluegrass. Please drop me a note sometime. Thanks, Lisa in Delaware

darla boydstun

July 27, 2008

It was good to see everyone again, this time in our neighborhood at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee. Hope you guys can get back this way again soon. I even enjoyed listening to Max and his Armadillo Suicide (again) :) Take Care All.

Michele Seymour

July 21, 2008

really enjoyed your concert saturday night at the oklahoma music hall of fame (7/19/08) - everyone seemed to be having a really good time!


July 13, 2008

Hello. I enjoyed reading your website.
Have a wonderful day and keep up the good work.

Blast from the past

July 12, 2008

Message for Kenny D:
Breaker, breaker, KEH-4449,
come in KEH-4449.

I didn't even know you were in this band until Dusty told me. Maybe I'll see you at the Jazz Lab.

Samantha Russell

June 28, 2008

We heard ya'll for the first time last night at the Blue Door! WOW! What an amazing Group!......What a priviledge it was to hear such a Gifted Fidler. I grew up with Lynard, Marszhall Tucker and CDB.....All of a sudden I feel like I could become a 'Groupie' all over again! Thanks for a Terrific Evening. We will be buying some music and following ya'll!....Again I say!......WOW!

Rick Holdridge

June 20, 2008

I hadn't heard anything about Mountain Smoke in years until a co-worker from OKC (I live in Ft. Worth now) mentioned you. I went to junior high and high school with Vince, and saw you several times during my college years. It's good to know you're still around and going strong. Do you ever get to the DFW area?

David Hemphill

June 20, 2008

Hey Guys, I can't speek for Jim Hurst , but I,m still kicking. What a fun time was that.

Robert Hopwood

June 18, 2008

Rich is the best drummer I've ever heard, he's a great guy also.


April 29, 2008

they play for my brother

Becky Simpkins

April 20, 2008

Mountain Smoke played for my graduation from St. Anthony's Nursing school in 1976--top of the Skirvin Hotel--from what I remember, it was all great..lots of dancing, BBQ, beers--and a special table for the nuns! Love your music and look forward to hearing many more concerts!

Mountain Smoke

March 16, 2008

Well Coleman,oops-Tex, We're looking for pictures as you read this.

Tex Knowbawdy Jr.

March 14, 2008

What! no pictures of that fabulous Sound Man Coleman Stephens!!

What a great Web Site! Hope to catch you next time you play Austin.


February 29, 2008

JAZZ LAB. GOOD LUCK!!! 2/29/08

Gene & Kim

January 30, 2008

we just want to tell you guys that we Love you and we will be praying for you all.take care and God bless you all Love Gene & Kim

Mike Curtis

January 17, 2008

Wished I was older and could have played with Hal in the "good ole days" Playing sunday at a Indian Church was a highlight of mine. Keep on bringing it Hal..Mike

steve Trippe

December 26, 2007

Hey Guys,

Long Time no contact. In Crested Butte for a couple of months and my brother-in-law gave me your new cd for xmas. Getting ready to fire it up and see how yay sound.

All the best and happy new year.

Steve Trippe

Mavis Guin Vercher

November 11, 2007

My two sisters, Pat and Cathy, and I, all became fans of Jimmy Gyles after enjoying his beautiful music two years ago in Eureka Springs. I have just returned from another trip to the Pine Mountain Jamboree and asked enough questions while there to aid us in finding him. Jimmy, you will be hearing more from the Guin girls.

PPat Guin

November 11, 2007

HI, I am Cathy Martins sister and also love Jimmy Gyles and have wondered where he was playing. Will plan to see a show ASAP, Pat Guin

Cathy Martin

November 11, 2007

Hi! I am a big fan of Jimmy Gyles, after seeing him twice in Eureka Springs. Please tell him he is missed there, but I hope to see Mountain Smoke playing somewhere near the Mena, Arkansas area!

January 9, 2007

My wife got me a turntable for Christmas, so I broke out this 'ol Lettin' it Slip Away LP that I acquired in '74 in Crested Butte from a friend, Robb Watkins. His current bro' in law was an Okie and former resident of CB- Steve Trippe- and he turned us on to this FINE music. Actually caught your act in a bar out there- sure can't remember the bar name...Is it OK if I burn a copy and send to Steve and Robb? You all sounded great, glad to see you're still kickin, and it brought back a flood of memories that I thought had long vaninshed in the "haze". Cheers, and looks like I'll have to see what you all sound like some 30 odd years later.

Dan Roe

October 30, 2007

Multi-talented folks!! Enjoyed.

Joel Kientz

October 8, 2007

It was great playing with you all Saturday evening at the OIBF (Oct. 6th, '07). Now that I know who you are I'll keep an eye out for you at festivals. You guys are great!

Billie J Sisk

October 1, 2007

My husband and I have been fans of Jimmy Gyles for many years--since he was a teenager. We last saw him about five years ago and we were pleased to be able to give him some pictures taken when we were all younger. He is a fabulous musician and a fabulous person. Hopefully, your band will perform in the east Texas area before too long. We would love to see you in live performance.

Donna Megrichian

September 30, 2007

I loved the "Bluegrass Hop" CD and the "Sing & Dance" Again CD.

Each and every one of the band members is very talented and brings their own personality into the CD's. Thanks! This was a very enjoyable listening!


Jennifer Smith

September 29, 2007

Looking forward to seeing you in Guthrie!

Mary Haynes

September 23, 2007

Looking forward to seeing you guys at Guthrie and getting your new CD! This is the moment we have been waiting for, seeing Mountain Smoke on stage at OIBF! Would not miss it!!!!


September 17, 2007

Fabulous band - I love it.
Do you play "Oklahoma Hills"

Darla Boydstun

September 17, 2007

I enjoyed seeing everyone again at Winfield. Shows were good, weather was....ok, people were great. Wow two Winfields in a row for me !


September 10, 2007

Another Great Show at the Jazz lab...Love the new CD. You guys need to slow down every other song or Hal's arm is going to fall off !

Richard Baker

September 10, 2007

Enjoyed the Sunday night concert
and the new CD. Looking forward
to the Blue Door.



September 5, 2007

Love your music and the site. Will be sure to check out MySpace....

Richard Standridge

September 3, 2007

Been a longtime fan. I have known Kenny Davis since 1974 when we played together in my mom and dad's country band. I look forward to seeing you all at Guthrie.

Mary Haynes

August 20, 2007

Looking forward to seeing you in Guthrie. We are excited that you are finally on the program!!!! Awsome, can't wait for October.

bill winans

August 8, 2007

great show in norman last sun. bought cd. it's excellent

Bill Powers

August 5, 2007

Hi Hal. We really enjoyed the music tonight at Summer Breeze in Norman. I'm the one who asked you who wrote, July You're a Woman. It was John Stewart.

Pamela Langley Gray

August 2, 2007

Aloha Billy,

I knew you years ago when I was married to Tommy Langley. I just heard a voice from the past today via telephone, Big George Yarbrough, that was close with Dale and Tommy. He reminded me of you all coming over to jam at Dale's house and I just looked you up! I am in Honolulu...since 1987 actually. Hope all is well with you! BTW, my son Zach (13) is a musician (classic rock, jazz, pop) and boy is this an expensive habit!


David Richard

July 16, 2007

Your performance at the Jazz Lab this past Sunday was another evening of fun. I look forward to the upcoming albums.

Dana Hazzard

June 27, 2007

My brother and myself were raised with the Gyles family and have been life long fans of Jimmy Gyles as he is the 8th wonder of the world but have also been fans of Mtn. Smoke and wore out 2 copys of Lettin it slip away on vinyl. Was so happy to hear last year at winfield that ya'll was back together. God Bless ya'

John Arnold

May 31, 2007

Hey Hal,

Really enjoyed looking through the site and myspace pages. Great memories seeing all those pictures from the early days to present. See ya soon

John Arnold

Joe Ownbey

May 19, 2007

Checked out your website links - including the myspace stuff with music clips. How cool! Gayla and I enjoyed seeing and hearing you in Dallas recently. Keep on keepin' on!!! Your music just keeps on gettin' better.


Mark Tippit

April 27, 2007

I went to the Art's Festival last night in OKC (my first time) and you guy's were performing. We stopped and listened for awhile, I must say I was blown away at the awesome folksy bluegrass sound you guys have. My wife and I attend church with a couple of the members of Cedar Ridge. Anyway, bought your Blue Ridge/Lettin it slip away CD. You guy's are GREAT!!!

Dennis (Denny) Morton

April 21, 2007

Wow! What a blast from the past to see that the band is still together. I spoke to Tom several month's ago, but it would be great to see several of the old group again. would Winfield or Guthrie be the best place to catch up with most of the old crew?


April 17, 2007

Love your music! Have been telling people about you since the 80's.

What ever happened to Randy Sanders?


April 4, 2007

I fell in love with bluegrass music in 1975 listening to you at Butterfields. I was there every week. I live in Florida now and my husband and I are die hard bluegrass fans. We were at the Live Oak Festival a couple of weeks ago and I spoke with Bobby Clark. I will be in OKC May 19 and plan to come hear you at the Blue Door. I can hardly wait!!!

Becky Miller

April 3, 2007

I was a big fan of Mountain Smoke when I lived in Norman, Okla. back in the 70's and 80's. Country Mile band was a group of friends I hung out with. Larry Gilliam, Bob French, Greg Hinkle, Bobby Clark, Huey Jones. I'm coming to Poor David's Pub this weekend to hear you. So glad I got the email.


March 27, 2007

Is this the same Mountain Smoke that used to play at Mardee's in Okla City maybe late 70's or early 80's?

Kay Asher

February 18, 2007

have been looking for the band that opened for Kansas in Dodge City,Ks sometime in the early to mid 70's!Think you are the guys,cant check email often but am looking forward to seeing if you are them,loved the music!!! my album was stolen years ago,would like to replace it if possible, the only song i remember off of it was coming into los angeles.

Sharon Seaton

February 16, 2007

Jackie, it was so nice having lunch with you today! Best wishes for the concert next week.



February 13, 2007

You guys are the BEST!!! Hope to hear you play down in San Antonio, Texas soon!


February 13, 2007

nice :)

Carlota Borromeo

February 12, 2007

Had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Jackie M at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas. Wonderful lady I must say! I played the music clip from your website and a couple of friends commented how good you sound. I concur!!! More power to you all.


Mikel P. Lund

February 3, 2007

I was trying to find your music on the net or a cd to put on my ipod. I couldn't find at itunes, samgoody, etc. Found your web page, like going back in time. I saw "Mountain Smoke" in Gunnison, or Almont, Co. While on a ski trip to Crested Butte,(in 1977?)
I remember being so impressed with the fiddle and mandolin, that I bought the album, "Lettin it slip away". Still have it today. I would like to buy your double cd. I would hope it would have these selections on it, or a "Lettin it Slip Away".
Thank You
A N.E. Montana fan

Linda McCormick

January 30, 2007

I can't find the double cd for sale. Am I looking in the wrong place? Thanks


January 29, 2007

great website guys hope to see you soon.

Ron Stahl

January 25, 2007

What a pleasure to know that one of the best Oklahoma bands just keeps getting better.

dennis robinson

January 16, 2007

Just a shout out, especially to jimmy g. and don f.----was thinking of you guys and googled your names. I was amazed to see you all back together and still kickin, it. I,m still playing music all the time (live and studio). Hope to catch one of your shows, soon when Im not booked. Jimmy I miss jammin' in the old garage apt. in OKC (I think I could keep up a liitle better now). Don, was thinkin' of you, me and Phil Huston playing our crazy stuff out on your farm. Drop me a line sometime------we'll catch up! Maybe I'll see you at Walnut Valley this year. Keep on truckin'!! dennis r


January 15, 2007

Glad to hear you're still around. Just want to say HEY to an old, old friend, Kenny Davis. We actually went to grade school together! The last time I saw Kenny was with the band sometime around 1976/77....something??
My name was Debbe (Tindell) Johnson, Henderson, now Blampye.
Hope all is well with you and yours.

Jennifer Puett

January 14, 2007

What a blessing to find tis site and to learn you have been able to sustain and maintain your unique style over all these years. Thru a no-longer existant bond with Russ, I was introduced to a very young, and extremely talented group of musicians. I am so happy to learn that you are still making music together. The new photos make me smile, until I look into my own mirror. But when I lister to your music, all the memories come rushing back, I am so excited to hear that you have combined your first 2 albums and a new one. I look forward to getting both of them. I still have my hard copy of the album showing you on the porch. I knkew I should have gotten your autographs then! Will look forward to coming to see you perform. When will you have another reunion show? Do you ever get Russ Christopher to join you?

Tom Kemper

December 12, 2006

Had a chance to talk to Billy recently. Lawdy, we did have some fun on those ski trips. Mountain Smoke kicked Vail's butt

Mountain Smoke

December 5, 2006

The band would like to thank everyone for their support over the last several months!

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, then come see us in Downtown OKC for "Opening Night" on New Year's Eve.

Gary Greenwood

October 25, 2006

Thanks for the great time at the Jazz Lab, you were all GREAT! Just keep on pick'n!

Randy Felton

October 14, 2006

I really enjoyed the CD release party at the jazz lab. Now I am hooked on the new CD. Great songs and a dynamite performance. Thanks for the smiles.
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