About Don Reno
Bluegrass banjo player Don Reno is best known as one-half of the chart topping duo Reno and Smiley. The two were one of the most popular acts during Bluegrass's commercial heyday in the years after WWII. Reno came to prominence when he replaced Earl Scruggs in Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. He wrote the song "Feuding Banjos" in the '50s, which was later recut as "Dueling Banjos" for the film Deliverance.