Chuck Smith formed his band the Trailriders around 1951
according to a 1953 article. The band was popular in the Muncie, Indiana
area. Chuck had worked with other bands in the years prior to
arriving on the Muncie scene.
He was also a bit of a songwriter, having written a tune
called "Waltz of Yesterday" back then.
Timeline & Trivia Notes
- Chuck Smith, lead vocals, guitar
- Syble Smith, (Chuck's wife), ass, vocals
- Jess Rhodes, lead guitar
- Van Spears, rhythm guitar, banjo
- Lorraine Spears, (Van's wife), vocals
- "Cannonball" Bush, (Van's wife), fiddler, comedianne
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs; Issue No. 29; November 1953;
American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT