local talent

by Brian Clarey

Bill Smith percussionist

Winston-Salem drummer and percussionist Bill Smith has always had a fondness for music and rhythm as far back as he can remember. Like many musicians, the appearance of the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” had a tremendous impact. A new passion for drumming developed when Bill began listening to music from various cultures around the world.

As his passion for indigenous music grew so did his instrument collection, particularly the family of gongs, bells and singing bowls. Check out some samples at, or better yet come out to the Yoga Gallery in Winston-Salem on Saturday at 8 p.m. for Bill’s CD release concert.

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