1 Less Stone is Dave & Tami Smith, a husband and wife team from the Houston Texas area. Our music can be somewhat hard to pinpoint; a mix of elements of rock, pop, and electronic which is comparable to the styles of Mercy Me, 4 Him, Phillips Craig & Dean, the Newsboys, Peter Gabriel, Crowded House, Thomas Dolby...a wide variety indeed!
1 Less Stone also produces custom song tracks for songwriters. Are you a songwriter that needs a song recorded? We can do it! Anything from simple to complete music productions...Let us handle it for you. Our prices are certainly not bad and we take great pride in the quality of our work.
Why this name?
Luke 19:37-40 The whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!" "I tell you," He replied, "if they keep their quiet, the stones will cry out."
Because we agree with those disciples, there is 1 Less Stone to cry out in our place!
Do you play live?
Yes. We are looking to book some dates in the near future. We're fortunate enough to be a part of the contemporary Praise & Worship team at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in the Houston / Clear Lake area.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet has made it possible for us to share our music and ministry around the world. The possibilities are endless and exciting. It has also made it possible to collaborate with other musicians and songwriters.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, but only if God is behind it. Without His guidance and blessing, it wouldn't amount to anything.
4 Him, Phillips Craig & Dean, Watermark, Jeremy Camp, delirious!, and many others too numerous to name.
The Cayman Islands (so far...We haven't been everywhere yet)
Various guitars and basses, Roland Fantom X keyboards (our favorite), Korg MS-2000, Sonar Producer, Sony Acid Pro, Sony Sound Forge, lots of software synths and recording applications.
Special thanks to:
Anthony Sapp - The best bass player on the planet and one fantastic arranger. Thanks for all the late night sessions and for being one of the coolest and nicest persons we know. We owe you!
Joel Endicott - For the use of your great photographs. You gotta see his website. It is awe-inspiring! www.jsendicott.com
Thanks for the great arranging and producing talents! We look forward to working with you even more in the near future.
Roycie George - Most of all, for being our good buddy. Thanks for dragging some of your keyboards over when we need them.
Fred Shetz - You're one nice top notch guy and a certified walking brain. Oh, the producing, mixing, and engineering are also amazing.
Tim Hunter - Thanks for the great drum tracks. It's a real pleasure to work with you, my friend.
Eva Wilson - Love your lyrics! Hope to work with you a lot more!
Pastors Kieschnick, Heintz, and Schmidt - You have inspired quite a few songs unawares.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church - You took us in as family, cried with us in the loss of our sweet baby, and have allowed us to be part of your worship services.
Our families - Who support us, no matter what.