All Saints Dance: Turning "Water To Wine" With DJ Saint Smith
By Queue Points
August 19, 2022
The good brother DJ Saint Smith dropped by Queue Points for an exciting and inspirational conversation. He is an accomplished singer and songwriter, who's launched a DJ career. We discuss his upcoming event the Water To Wine Gospel Day Party going down in Atlanta on August 21, 2022, growing up as a "preacher's kid," and what folks can expect from his upcoming album.
Traveling the independent artist road in music can be challenging, but also rewarding. There are artists on the scene who’ve found ways to explore their talents in many ways, and one of them is DJ Saint Smith.
An accomplished singer/songwriter, Smith is creating his own sound, “Church&B.” We are going to explore his career, inspirations, his upcoming Gospel day party “Water to Wine” and his debut album “Yours, Saintly.”
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