"Smith sings from a soulful yet knowing perspective, imbuing each song with an immediate attraction, which leaves, in turn, an indelible impression."
Performing Songwriter, December 2008.
After studying music composition and performance at Salisbury University, David migrated from the small-town atmosphere of his youth on the eastern shore of Maryland to the city of Baltimore, where he has since been playing music for a living. He now performs regularly along the mid-Atlantic region of the US and has gradually been expanding his tours up and down the East Coast. In the process, he has developed a strong fan base and attracted attention from many professionals in the music industry and beyond, from Performing Songwriter magazine to Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket to Ben Stein.
With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, David is quickly gaining formidable momentum towards becoming a major national act. He has shared the stage with/opened for an eclectic mix of acts both solo and with his full band, including Maroon 5, Toby Keith, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Thrice, Story of the Year, The Bouncing Souls, Eric Hutchinson, Graham Colton, Virginia Coalition, The Pietasters, The Heartless Bastards (who toured with Lucinda Williams) and two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Whalen (Good Morning America, Oprah Winfrey, Inside Edition). Having previously been the front man for the Maryland-based bands Plan B, Truesetto and The Making, he made his solo debut in April of 2008 with the release of his EP, "Sweet, Sweet Nothing," mixed by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, HIM).