What The Critics Are Saying.....
Singer-Songwriter David G Smith is a major find.
--Robert K. Oermann - Music Row/Nashville (Non-Fiction) Read Robert's article
Smith’s material is as everyman as it gets, and he seems to be influenced not by other artists or styles as much as by life itself. --Rick Moore MusicNews NY/LA/Nashville (First Love)
David has made a fantastic new record...(One House) --Mary Gauthier/Artist
[Smith] comes across with the same sort of weathered resolve that best exemplifies fellow travelers like Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt. --Lee Zimmerman/No Depression Read Lee's article
One House is no shot at fame. It's a purposeful continuation of Smith's mission to write and sing his own truths. It'll get noticed.
--Peter Cooper/The Tennessean Read Peter's article
Smith delivers ultra cool acoustic vibe!
--Jim Clark, Lee County Courier/"Laid Back"--Tupelo, MS
David G Smith is a man and artist that always delivers...his live performances command your attention, his songs are heartfelt and honest.
--Kate Benson/Director Of Entertainment/Redstone Room
'First Love'. Damn! -FervorCoulee Read Don Teplyske's article
...one killer track after another that might not fit into the ever narrowing dictates of radio but fitting well into the space between your ears. -Chris Spector/Midwest Record (First Love) Read Chris' Article
Songwriter/Singer, David G Smith
•Recently released First Love features legendary guitarist Blue Miller producing (Bob Seger, India.Arie) w/ appearances by bluesman, Keb' Mo' & truth-teller extraordinaire, Mary Gauthier.
•Songs featured on Fox TV, Lifetime, and Cable Channel Networks.
•One House & First Love albums accepted for Grammy consideration. They also charted #1 & #2 on the Music Roots Album Chart/Iowa.
•World premiere video released of title cut: One House.
•1st Place winner/country category in the prestigious International Song Competition with "Made For You."
•Appearances on NBC, PBS and NPR affiliates.
•Has opened for, or shared the stage with, Justin Townes Earle, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Kelly Willis + Bruce Robison, and 5 time WC Handy Award winner, Rory Block, Rissi Palmer, Buddy Mondlock, Jelly Roll Johnson, Chuck Pyle
•Music played on over 80 Americana & Folk radio stations across America, in Ireland & Norway. Song "Sunday Morning Drive" with artist Anne E DeChant reached #1 on Music Roots Folk Singles Chart
•String of successful cuts (see below) by indie artists nationwide to include major-indie Rissi Palmer
•Regular performer at The Bluebird Cafe as seen on the ABC TV show "Nashville"
•Member of Folk Alliance, Lifetime member of Nashville Songwriters Association, Inc (NSAI)
•Donates time/money to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Boys Town and other worthy causes
Discography, Media, Cuts
*New Release: First Love (Hey Dave Music) 2016
*The Family Smith: Live From The Redstone (Hey Dave Music) 2015
*One House (HeyDaveMusic) 2014
*Pre-Release Single w/ Video: One House (HeyDaveMusic) 2013
*EP: The Family Smith-Live In Nashville (HeyDaveMusic) 2012
*Digital EP: David G Smith Trio Live At The Kennedy Center (Opened for Justin Townes Earle) 2012
*Non-Fiction (HeyDaveMusic) 2011
*Evolution-3 CD Set/Ltd Edition (D-Cal Music) 2004
Media Appearances + Song Placements
*"Angels Flew": placed on the 9-11 Memorial Museum Artists Registry
*Appearances on Quad Cities ABC, NBC, PBS & NPR affiliates
*Live performances of "Doesn't Take Much Light", "Ariel" & "Angels Flew" on PBS affiliate WQPT-TV's "The Cities" with Jim Mertens
"Walk Away Clean" (Helena Hunt) featured on Lifetime Network Docu-Series "Chasing Nashville"
"Ageless" & "Angels Flew" featured on NBC affiliate Paula Sands Live
"Mr. Ooh La La" (Rissi Palmer) featured on Fox TV/TNT "Saving Grace"
"Mr. Ooh La La" (Rissi Palmer)Travel Channel/Rissi Palmer's Country
*"Sunday Morning Drive" (written with artist Anne E DeChant) #1 on Roots Music's Folk Song Chart (2015)
*Performed at NOAC Centennial Celebration for 5000 Eagle Scouts (2015)
*International Song Competition Winner/Semifinalist: Singer-Songwriter/Folk ("Fear" David G Smith) 2012
*Robert K. Oermann/Music Row DISCovery Award: David G Smith 2011
*International Song Contest Winner/1st Place Country Category
("Made For You" Mike Willis, David G Smith, Jackie Kavan) 2008
Some of David's Song Cuts
*Single: Sunday Morning Drive (Anne E DeChant) 2015
*Single: Walk Away Clean (Emerald Blue) 2014
*Single: No One To Anybody (Roxie Randle) 2013
*Single: I'm Not Gonna Let You (Roxie Randle) 2013
*Single: Walk Away Clean featured on Chasing Nashville Sountrack (Helena Hunt) 2013
*Ripples On The Moon (Chase Tyler) 2013
*The Small Stuff (Cumberland Collective/In The Room) 2012
*Made For You (Cumberland Collective/In The Room) 2012
*Ripples On The Moon (Crawford + James) 2012
*Ripples On The Moon (Dusty Drake--not released) 2011
*SINGLE: Ripples on the Moon (Chad Williams) 2011 (65K hits)
*Ripples On The Moon (Dee Rock/Cimarron Records) 2010
*Almost Like You're Here (Mike Willis/Live At The Listening Room/Nashville) 2010
*Walk Away Clean (Bethany Pope/Bethany Pope) 2010
*Country A Little Bit Funky (July Lee/July Lee) 2010
*Kentucky (July Lee/July Lee) 2010
*Walk Away Clean (Shannon Hawkyard/Shannon Hawkyard) 2010
*Almost Like You're Here (Mike Willis/As I Am) 2009
*Made For You (Mike Willis/As I Am) 2009
*Walk Away Clean (Emily Portman/Country Girl Like Me) 2008
*Mr. Ooh La La (Rissi Palmer/Rissi Palmer----on youtube) 2007
*Is That All You Got (Angel Rattay/Flying Blind) 2006
*Just A Little Push (Chris Mann-The Voice Finalist) 2004