"The major domo of songwriters." - Village Voice
"[Songs] like miniature novels." - The London Independent
"David Poe gives the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt." - Rolling Stone
"Storytelling with beautiful, lush, guitar-underpinned music." - NME
"The perfect man." - Time Out! New York
"Hyperbole is everything." - David Poe
David Poe writes songs and sings them. Sometimes others sing them too.
As a performer, Poe has toured the world with the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Jayhawks, Chris Whitley, Glenn Tilbrook and Tori Amos. His work also appears in a variety of film, TV, dance and theater projects. His songs have been recorded by producers including T-Bone Burnett, Larry Klein, Buddy Miller and Dave Sitek, and performed by a wide array of artists, including Grace Potter and Daryl Hall, Curtis Stigers, Oh Land, Ana Moura, C.C. White, Thomas Dybdahl and the cast of Nashville.
Solo recordings include his most recent effort God & The Girl, as well as a self-titled debut, produced by T-Bone Burnett, The Late Album (Sony/Epic), Love Is Red (Universal Music/The Lab) and two live recordings, iTunes exclusive David Poe: Live From The Artists Den and a concert film, David Poe Onstage at World Cafe (Universal Music/Decca DVD) and a collaboration with Duncan Sheik on music for the motion picture Harvest. Poe has also created three scores for dance: The Copier: Music for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet , Shadowland: Music for Pilobolus and the forthcoming Shadowland 2. His most recent release is a single and video entitled What The President Said, featuring guest vocalist Sister C and voices from the Women's March.
David Poe is a composer fellow of the Sundance Institute. He has scored seven films, including an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Shadowland, a collaboration with contemporary dance company Pilobolus, has been on tour since 2009, performed on every continent, for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and was released as a feature film in 2014. Poe has produced recordings for other artists including Regina Spektor, Kraig Jarret Johnson, Grace Kelly, Jenifer Jackson, Amy Raasch, John "Scrapper" Sneider and Brendan Hines.
Transplanted from the American Midwest to New York City, David Poe served as the sound engineer at CBGB’s 313 Gallery before signing to Sony/Epic. He currently lives in Los Angeles.