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 Mountain Smoke's first drummer, joining in 1976.

 

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.

 

Don Funnell   December 19, 1955 - April 28, 2015

Don was the band's second drummer.  He played from 1976 - 1978, and again in 2005.

 

Ray VanHooser

Ray played drums in the late 1990's until 2005.  He also played in The Guitar Bums and the Full Service Garage Band.