Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith
We’re in the studio this week. We have been privileged to be a small part of a new worship CD with the Southbrook Worship Band from Southbrook Church here in Charlotte.
And we’re having a stellar time. There’s some amazing song writers and musicians all having their hand in this project, and the Lord is going to be magnified through it.
The studio we’re in is called Studioeast. It was one of the first recording studios in Charlotte, built and managed by none other than Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith.
You may know Arthur better as the man who wrote “Duelin’ Banjos” that first appeared in the 70’s flick “Deliverance.” Arthur still comes around the studio and is having a hand in the production of the CD. Tasha and I got to meet him on Monday. What a cool guy. At 87 years of age, he’s got impeccable hearing. The whole band would be playing wide open and he’d say something like, “The third G accented note on the acoustic guitar on the fourth bar of the second verse is flat.” And that’s only a slight exaggeration.
Today we’ve got a break from being in the studio, so I’m spending some time in the sun with the kids in our above ground pool. Gotta run.