Darden Smith is a singer-songwriter hailing from Austin, Texas. Over the past three decades Darden has released fifteen albums and toured extensively in America and Europe. His 2017 release, Everything, Smith brought together musicians such as Roscoe Beck (bass), JJ Johnson (drums) and Charlie Sexton (guitars). Fellow songwriter Mary Gauthier says of the album, These songs are medicine for a world gone wrong. In the words of Daily News critic Jeffrey Sisk, Darden Smith is one of the most respected American musicians working today.
In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship, and in service to others. He is the founder and creative director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers, a nonprofit that pairs award-winning songwriters with veterans and wounded service members in retreat settings to craft songs about combat and the return home.