Who Plays What

Mike's main instrument is the five-string banjo (played clawhammer and two-finger style).

He sometimes plays guitar, but not usually in Smoke Creek.

Jim has always been a guitar man. He sometimes uses the 12-string when he performs solo.

Peg plays guitar and piano, and has been known to dabble with concertina and fiddle. Besides the traditional acoustic approach of Smoke Creek, she also plays swing and blues styles

Besides dobro, Ted's also a fine guitar and banjo player. However, use of two banjos concurrently would violate several municipal statutes, and Peg and Jim have the guitar covered, so Ted sticks to dobro with Smoke Creek.

Ted, and his wife Shirley, also promote concerts with the Seattle Folklore Society. They hail from Gold Bar, Washington.