Welcome to Richard D. Smith’s Website


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Welcome back, or welcome first-timers.

IMPORTANT:  Stay safe & healthy during the current coronavirus crisis.

And be kind & respectful to our Asian-American fellow citizens. They are not to blame for this pandemic, and we must all help each other — as witnessed by the first selection now featured on my “Newspaper/Magazine Articles” page.

Also new and featured: My essay for the Library of Congress on Bill Monroe’s classic bluegrass waltz “Blue Moon of Kentucky” — which, intriguingly, helped launch the career of Elvis Presley …

In addition to scroll-down pages about my books and journalism, there’s a section on my bluegrass music (featuring videos of on-stage performances) and a section on my writing for the theater (with an all-star cast of fun photos).

Check again for additional news, photos, links — and more.

Be careful/be well!