Charles David Smart - A Kansas City Guitar Man
"Fun & Inspiration" .. "Tears and Laughter" .. "Christian Ministry Entertainment" ..
Whether performing in widely diverse venues (Festivals to Cathedrals), pickin' backstage at NASHVILLE'S GRAND OL' OPRY, jammin' in family pubs of Ireland or playing in leading American university concert halls, multi-styled, award winning, Nashville recording guitarist Charles David Smart’s gives it all with passion and energy.
- Triple Kansas City Christian Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year
- Kansas Federation of Music Clubs' Musician of the Year,
- Pro-Memberships: American Federation of Musicians, Kansas City Guitar Society, Kansas City Christian Music Association, Western Music Association, American Society of Composers and Producers (ASCAP)
Dave's Joy for Jesus has led him to perform throughout the USA, Canada and Europe sharing the platform with internationally renown artists including: contemporary Christian artists (Gospel Music Association Dove Award recipients) Phillips, Craig and Dean; First Call; NewSong; Larnel Harris; (Country Music Association Country Music Hall of Fame member) Roy Clark; and (jazz legends) Pat Metheny and Clark Terry.
As an active composer/songwriter, David has premiered works for sanctuary choirs, children‘s groups, instrumental ensembles, and soloists. David has taught leading guitarists worldwide with MidAmerica Nazarene University and Kansas City Kansas Community College.
David and his wife are very active with the Olathe Westside Church (Kansas City) where they directly participate in many areas of family ministry. Their three sons are young adults serving in other ministries nationwide.
Summer Guitar Jam Camp
Date coming soon!