Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

American country musician, songwriter and producer

Arthur Smith (April 1, 1921 – April 3, 2014) was an American musician and songwriter. Smith was a textile mill worker who became a celebrated and respected country music instrumental composer, guitarist, fiddler, and banjo player who had a major hit with the instrumental "Guitar Boogie".

Arthur Smith
Born(1921-04-01)April 1, 1921
Clinton, South Carolina, US
OriginSouth Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina
DiedApril 3, 2014(2014-04-03) (aged 93)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation(s)Composer, performer, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion
Associated actsCrackerjacks, Crossroads Quartet

He died at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 93.[1]