I hardly knew Hugh Smith, although I know he was behind much of the music I heard locally. I met him once at the Night of Artists and took a couple of photos. When he recently passed away, there was a gathering of many local musicians to honour his life and his contribution to the music scene in Edmonton. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, in Bonnie Doon Hall, where he spent many hours as director of the Bonnie Doon Folk Club. His presence filled us with music, and his absence has left a quiet space.