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Angels Flew for Fealgood Foundation

Download Angels Flew between September 1 and September 11 and you will be donating to the FealGood Foundation

Angels Flew is based on a little publicized story of the volunteer maritime rescue of a 1/2 million people who were stranded on Lower Manhattan after the towers were hit and exits off the island were closed. 

The basic mission of The FealGood Foundation is to assist all emergency personnel within the United States who have been injured, or face serious injury due to action or omission, in the course of their duties or within their everyday lives.

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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on the charts

Wags top 10

"First Love" in the Top 10 at WAGS 1380 AM Bishopville, SC

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

You can hear David's music on stations across the US like 102.5 WRRW-FM out of Williamsburg, VA!

Giving Back

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
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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.

"In The Silence" was inspired by two men whose lives helped shape mine. My Dad and Uncle Tom. It was also written with the families in mind--whose relationships changed from husband/wife, child/father, to caretaker. True communication ceases as this disease progresses. A different kind of language takes its place; one that has no history or future, one that thrives only in the moment; one that appreciates the gift of precious life and just being with another; one that speaks only.... in the silence.

"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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