June Smith-Serenity They were simpler and less complicated times. People knew their neighbors. The local stores were run by families rather than corporations. Pianos were common in American living rooms, and nearly everybody learned to play an instrument. Books were popular and television was nonexistent. The recording industry was in it's infancy; radio and talking pictures would soon follow. They were heady times, full of anticipation and excitement. It was the heyday of the Great American Popular Song. Melody, romance, and sweetness were the currency of popular music in that now all-but-vanished world. These are the songs June Smith plays, and she plays them with utmost sincerity, like an old-fashioned music box. Close your eyes and listen. This music is like a time machine; it transports me back to the good old days of yesteryear; it makes me nostalgic for days of style and substance that I don't even remember. These songs are like comfort food for the soul, and June Smith is a master chef. -T.Storm Hunter Recorded at Junes' House of Serenity All arrangements by June Smith Produced by Lenny Hall Photo: June as a little girl Junes started playing piano when she was just a teenager learning songs on the radio (late 1940's)and music that her father Charles Smith,who played violin was playing in the home.Her mother Hilda played piano and mandolin. She knows over 1000 songs going back over 150 years.June Plays a Korg SP100 Electric Piano.