Welcome to Richard D. Smith’s Website

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Hello past or new visitors:

In addition to my books and newspaper/ magazine journalism, here you’ll find sections on my bluegrass music and theatre work.

My latest: I’ve just had published by the Bluegrass Today web magazine what I believe is an important opinion essay on Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass,” as an important – but widely unrecognized – autobiographical singer/song writer (see Bluegrass Music section). 

I’ve been co-creating an original two-act comedy/thriller entitled Tentacles! The H.P. Lovecraft Musical. 

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is now lauded by authors as prominent as Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates as a distinctive stylist and among the greatest masters of supernatural/sci-fi/strange tales (see Theater section).