In a month, prolific singer/songwriter David G Smith will release is 11th album, Witness Trees (June 2nd) and the album is about equality, love, death and legacy. Collaborations with artists like Keb’ Mo’ and Mary Gauthier through the years and times spent sharing the stage with the likes of Griffin House, Rory Block, Kelly Willis and the late Justin Townes Earl combine with his own stellar voice and songwriting to inform the Americana style of music David G Smith makes. We’re proud to be premiering “I Wanna Go Out,” a tribute to the late Americana icon David Olney and Yodeling country legend Jimmie Rodgers. Both musicians passed away around music, Olney in 2020 on stage and Rodgers about 30 hours after recording his last song.
"There are many who never never follow their passion. There are those who follow it right up to the end. This song honors master songwriters David Olney and Jimmie Rodgers both of whom passed away 'doin what they love to do'.....and anyone else who is committed to 'doin what they love to do'. May we all be so lucky!" - David G Smith
Working with Nielsen Hubbard, David G Smith crafted Witness Trees as something a bit different than that blues-driven roots music that informed his prior releases to more of a folk/rock Americana sound that’s story focused. It recognizes injustices of our world, looks to our future and acknowledges that we can all do better. We hope you enjoy the music video above and that you’ll visit David G. Smith’s website to learn more about his music, pre-order the album, and where you might be able to catch a show!