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
Like John Prine and Guy Clark, David G Smith draws inspiration from his life and those around him. His songs capture the drama and good times, the laughter and loss that are the components of the modern world.- Tom Wilks/ICON Magazine/icon.com
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
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)
...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
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
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
Finding his voice and his songwriting soul, Smith has crafted a series of independently released albums… Reflective and demanding. - Donald Teplyske/FervorCoulee.
The contrast between Smith’s laid-back sound and style and the words he has written is fascinating.- CD Reviews INDIE Blues/Rhetta
'First Love'. Damn! -FervorCoulee Read Don Teplyske's article
Songwriter/Singer, David G Smith
David is a solo artist and regular performer at The Bluebird Café in Nashville whose music ranges from dirt funk to intimate. His troubadour resume includes over 20 years on the road.
•2019 Release – Who Cares, his 7thalbum, features a duet with Mary Gauthier and an appearance by America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Alicia Michilli! Dedicated to the memory of David’s producer & friend, Blue Miller.
•One House & First Love reached #1 on Roots Music Report’s Alternative Folk and Top 50 Iowa Album Charts. First Love made RMR’s “Best of 2018” list. Both albums were accepted for Grammy consideration.
•"Angels Flew" (One House) was accepted by the 9/11National Memorial and placed on its artists registry.
•"Doesn't Take Much Light" (One House) was featured on Scouting Magazine Blog and performed by David to 5000 Eagle Scouts in an arena event at Michigan State University.
•"Made For You" won 1st Place in the prestigious International Song Contest, country category.
•"Sunday Morning Drive" with artist Anne E DeChant reached #1 on Music Roots Folk Singles Chart.
•Songs featured on TNT, Lifetime, and Travel Channel Networks.
•Appearances on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR affiliates.
•Has shared the stage with Justin Townes Earle, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Kelly Willis + Bruce Robison, 5 time WC Handy Award winner, Rory Block, Rissi Palmer, Buddy Mondlock, Jelly Roll Johnson, Chuck Pyle, Dave Moore, Kevin Gordon, Griffin House.
•Music played on Americana & Folk radio stations across America, in Ireland & Norway.
•Member of Folk Alliance, Lifetime member of Nashville Songwriters Association, Inc (NSAI: GAP Board Member, Adopt-a-Shop Pro), NARAS/Grammy.
•String of successful cuts (see below) by indie artists nationwide to include major-indie Rissi Palmer.
•Raises/donates time/money to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Boys Town, and many other worthy causes.
Discography, Media, Cuts
*New Release: Who Cares (Hey Dave Music) 2019
*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
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