One House: Number 4 & 7 on Music Roots Report!


What The Critics Are Saying...

Six albums in, the career of singer/songwriter David G Smith has the Iowan belaboring reality to the core. First Love (Hey Dave Music) is 10 deeply felt originals on the cusp of bluesy Americana and righteous roots fervor. It's different. Captivating. Adult. -- Mike Greenblatt/Classicalite Read full review

Finding his voice and his songwriting soul, Smith has crafted a series of independently released albums, including live projects capturing his songs in their natural environment. Reflective and demanding,
-- Donald Teplyske/FervorCoulee. Read full review

The contrast between Smith’s laid-back sound and style and the words he has written is fascinating.
--CD Reviews INDIE Blues/Rhetta Read full review

David [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
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We're Number one!!!!!


"Sunday Morning Drive" went #1! Congratulations to my friend, co-writer and artist, Anne E DeChant!

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My wife and I are thrilled to be able to donate a portion of Hey Dave Music proceeds to several national, local, and personal causes.  The One House Release Party and FUNdraiser raised both awareness and funds for Rett Syndrome thanks to the generous folks who attended.  Read More

Alzheimer's Disease Funraiser & Album Release April 30, 2016 at The Redstone Room!


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Co Album Release & Alzheimer Disease Fundraiser

The Cardinal by Julie Christensen and Stone Cupid (Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Leonard Cohen)

First Love by David G Smith featuring "In The Silence" a song inspired by David's Dad and Uncle Tom, both of whom were diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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First Love!

"FIRST LOVE" was produced, engineered and mixed by Blue Miller (India.Arie, Bob Seger) and mastered by Jim Lightman.

"FIRST LOVE" features 10 original songs (including co-writes with Keeley Valentino, Deanna Walker and Tom Favreau) and is filled with old friends, mentors and collaborators.

 Joining Smith (acoustic guitar/piano/vocals) in the studio is Doug Kahan (bass), Jon Fletcher (drums), Blue Miller (percussion, electric/acoustic guitar, string pad), Joe Robinson (electric guitars), Denny Hemingson (Wiesenborn acoustic lap), Jelly Roll Johnson (harp), Edward J Smith (mandolin), Keb Mo' (National acoustic resonator), John Catchings (cello), Larry Franklin (fiddle), and on supporting vocals Alicia Michilli, Blue Miller, Chantae Cann and Mary Gauthier.

Special guests on the song "Fear" include Buddy Mondlock (guitar/vocals), Kenny Malone (percussion), Bryn Davies (stand up bass), Steve Conn (keyboard) and Mary Gauthier (vocals).

"David has...the ability to dig one hell of a groove, sing, write songs and make his guitar look like a natural extension of his body when he plays it...wonderful music” (Mary Gauthier)

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