- From San Bernardino, California. Lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
- One of bluegrass music’s top session banjo players.
- 1976, played with a California group called Wild Hickory Nuts.
- Moved east to work with The Country Gentlemen, Charlie Moore, Jim Eanes.
- 1980, formed Summer Wages.
- 1990, formed ASH & W.
- 1997, released Craig Smith album (Rounder).
- 1998, joined Laurie Lewis’ Bluegrass Pals.