David “Davy” “Dave” Smith
Bassist, Producer, Arranger – Triple D Music

Photo Credit: Steve Roberts
David “Dave” Smith
… David “Dave” “Davy” Smith is a Memphis bassist, producer, and arranger. He has worked as a session and touring musician for scores of artists….. 
Recent News

October 20, 2020: The Future Of Jazz on 101.5 WXNA Nashville was asked to participate in the International Contemporary Jazz Best of 2020 survey. The results, based on what was inputted in their software throughout the year is shown to the left. There are a few shows left for 2020 however there is confidence that these will stick.

July 27, 2020: Official video for our current single “Crazy”, featuring Memphis’s own secret weapon, Katrina Anderson has been released. We hope this brings a smile during this difficult time! Thank you for the non-stop love!

Click the link below to watch the official video for “Chinese Checkers”, shot by Nathan Black and edited by Joe Mulherin. Extra horns on the video: Jason Yasinsky and Paul B. McKinney.

Listen to the “Justus Brothers – Extended Fan Edition” album here: https://smarturl.it/JustusBrothersAlbum

‘The Justus Brothers – Extended Fan Edition’ released everywhere for you listen to the music on October 11, 2019 featuring two brand new songs! Better get ready because it’s JUICY!

‘The Justus Brothers – Extended Fan Edition’ album includes 2 new songs – “Crazy (featuring Katrina Anderson)” and “Chinese Checkers (Short and Sweet Memphis Mix)”.

Dave provided bass for Foy Vance’s newly released album “to Memphis”
“…and the music – well, it’s beautifully rendered and pure magic to listen to. It’s like listening to the night sky as it comes to life, each note a star twinkling into being.” – Sarah Lajeunesse, Nippertown, “Album Review: Foy Vance’s “To Memphis” Harkens to Americana Roots”.
Piper Hays and Dave in Sam Philips Studio
Piper Hays Debut album released March 8, 2019
Dave provided bass for Piper Hays for her debut album “VAGABLONDE” recorded at Sam Philips Studio in Memphis, TN.
To listen to the track, navigate to ‘Albums’ page on this site or click here for Amazon Music Album Preview.
Photo credit: Tasha Dougherty
Al Green records first single in over a decade
Dave provided bass for the first released recording by Al Green in over a decade. The track is part of the 2018 Amazon “Produced By” series and was recorded in Memphis, TN
To listen to the track, navigate to ‘Albums’ page on this site and follow the link.

Commercial Appeal part of USA Today Network
Commercial Appeal part of the USA Today Network
Two of the projects David was part of in 2018 are mentioned in the article “The best of Memphis music 2018: A look at the top artists, concerts and more” by the Commercial Appeal part of the USA Today Network. 
Click here to view the article 
Published 6:00 a.m. CT Dec. 26, 2018
John Kilzer new album “Scars”
Release: January 11, 2019

Archer Records

“Melodious and Introspective Songs From the Recesses of a Dark Soul.

“Opening track Flat Bed Truck is a weird Beatles/Country hybrid…

In the nicest possible way this album of quite dark stories is actually very ‘easy on the ear;’ which comes down to Kilzer’s astute use of melodies and actual ‘catchy tunes’ to accentuate his very literate and clever story telling.”

— The Rocking Magpie

Justus Brothers new single “This Christmas”
Release: November 19, 2018

These guys have played with the greats  such as B.B. King, Kirk Whalum, Michael McDonald, All Green, Bonnie Raitt, Booker T, The Memphis Horns, just to name a few.

The cream of Memphis Jazz musicians.

Tahoe Onstage Review
  Review by Michael Smyth 
         “Nicki Bluhm’s catharsis — ‘To Rise You Gotta Fall’ “
“If there is an anthem to be found, the driving bass line, imagery, and chorus of “Battlechain Rose” fits the role.”
“…“You Stopped Loving Me (I Can’t Stop Loving You),” Bluhm comes to the realization and acceptance that her love isn’t being returned, yet she simply can’t let go. Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco) on drums and Dave Smith on bass guide what may be the most beautiful arrangement on the album.”
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Nicki Bluhm
“To Rise You Gotta Fall”
Release: Friday, June 1, 2018
Label: Compass Records

To listen to the album, navigate to the ‘Albums’ page and follow the link.