- Mountain Smoke is the longest continuous band of it's kind in Oklahoma, and we have been blessed to staff ourselves with truly great players. For nearly 50 years, we have performed in many different shapes and sizes...playing Folk, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Western Swing, Country, and Americana. This page honors those who are no longer with us but still remain a part of our family.
John Bentley September 20, 1955 - March 18, 2009
John was the band's sound man in 1976 before being enlisted to become our first drummer.
Bill Hood December 9, 1952 - March 21, 2011
Bill played piano from the late 1990's until 2005. He also played with the related bands The Guitar Bums and the Full Service Garage Band. Bill was also a founding member of the OKC based group Maya.
Bruce Eagle March 3, 1952 - June 16, 2013
Bruce joined the band in 1978, and played until 1981. He was a vocalist and guitarist. He also played in The Guitar Bums. Bruce was also a member of the popular group Midnight Rebels in the late '60's.
Ray VanHooser July 2, 1955 - June 20, 2014
Ray played drums in the late 1990's until 2005. He also played in The Guitar Bums and the Full Service Garage Band.
Don Funnell December 19, 1955 - April 28, 2015
Don was the band's second drummer. He played from 1976 - 1978, and again in 2005.