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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Fred Smith


Fred Smith
Instrument: Bass
Description: Born in Columbus and raised in the "North-End" around Summit St. and Fifth Avenue, Smith started playing violin but switched to bass so that he could play dances and parties. Smith played by ear and considered his talent a gift."I learned to play in all different keys by listening to the record player at different speeds"he smiles. The old fashioned kind of record players would let you slow the music down to a crawl or speed it up, the faster the speed the higher the pitch. You can't do that with the later models. Smith was part of the Rusty Bryant Band when they recorded "Nite Train" and "Castle Rock."
Pictured L-R: Fred Smith
From the collection of: Fred Smith

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC10-22

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Fred Smith
Instrument: bass
Group: Fred Smith Trio
Description: The Fred Smith Trio at the Club 7-11.
Pictured L-R: Lottie May Burton - Piano, Fred Smith - Bass, Joanne Jones - drums
From the collection of: Fred Smith

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC10-24

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.