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Reno & Smiley

Reno & Smiley
Formed: 1951 in Asheville, NC
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Disbanded: 1964
Genre: Country
Group Members: Red Smiley, Don Reno
Biography: Don Reno, Red Smiley, and the Tennessee Cut-Ups were a bluegrass band of such high quality that they gave serious competition to Flatt & Scruggs in the '50s. Reno, an unsurpassed master of the banjo, played for Bill Monroe in 1948, replacing Earl Scruggs. With a smooth and mellow baritone, Smiley made ...Read full biography