Don Reno

Don Reno

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Don Wesley Reno (February 21, 1927 - October 16, 1984) was an American bluegrass and country musician best known as a banjo player in partnership with Red Smiley, and later with guitarist Bill Harrell. Born in Buffalo, South Carolina, Don Reno grew up on a farm in Haywood County, North Carolina. He began playing the banjo at the age of five. His father gave him a guitar four years later; and in 1939 12-year-old Reno joined the Morris Brothers in performing at a local radio station. He left one year later to join Arthur Smith, with whom he would years later record "Feudin' Banjos." In 1943 he received an offer from Bill Monroe to become a member of the Bluegrass Boys, but chose instead to enlist in the United States Army. Trained as a horse soldier at Fort Riley, Kansas, he was sent to the Pacific Theater to fight on foot. He eventually served in Merrill's Marauders and was wounded in action.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135944371
  • 9786135944372