I just saw the most amazing video/song by David Poe. More than a back-up musician for other well-known musicians, he’s a noted composer and has an affinity for writing gorgeous music and meaningful lyrics. I spent some time listening to some of his music – both his personal tracks as well as collaborations with Duncan Sheik (I am a fan!). His compositions for dance performances are incredible.
Here’s the latest video:
Here’s a bit of information I snagged from David Poe’s youtube page
PASTE Magazine writes: “It is hard to deny the expert craftsmanship of Mr. Poe’s songwriting and producing. In just over two minutes, Poe manages to create an amalgam of strong political sentiment and soul-stirring musical elements in a way that only an adept songwriter can. He seamlessly weaves in the layers of the handclaps and protest cries from the Women’s March, which magnify the song’s timeliness and relevance.”
His most recent release -a single and video entitled What The President Said –features guest vocalist, Sister C and voices from the Women’s March.
(Full article here: http://bit.ly/2Cw6G02)
Here’s what other publications have said about him:
“His melodies and acoustic guitar work were so gentle and elegant that the depth to which his words cut the heart were a surprise.”
“Tremendous track (and album).”
“Thomas Dybdahl, Grace Potter and Duncan Sheik have one thing in common: an affection for the music of David Poe, who turns beautiful stories into songs.”
KCRW: David Poe on Top Tune
“The lyric sheet is stained with flower blood.”
David Poe’s Lonely Like Me
WXPN: My Morning Download
“David Poe is our No.1 for the week.”
“Overflowing with emotion, life and spirituality.”
My feeling about this video is that it is empowering to those of us who are wishing we could help propel change. It’s about activating and it’s thoughtful too. I love that Poe has such a gift for inspiring people via his lyrics and his music.
WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID
Animated by Vanessa Sweet
Produced and recorded by David Poe
Mixed by Marshall Craigmyle
Mastered by Blake Morgan
Sister C: vocals, claps
David Poe: vocals, guitar, drums, organ, claps
Featuring voices from the Women’s March and LAX protests, New York City, Washington, DC and Los Angeles.
“What the President Said” by David Poe.
℗ 2018 ECR Music Group
© 2018 Charming Martyr Music [BMI.] All Rights Reserved. Administered by Modern Works Publishing.
This photo is by far my favorite one of 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 Curtis Stigers, Oh Land, Ana Moura, C.C. White, Thomas Dybdahl and the cast of Nashville.
Solo recordings include the following:
–his most recent effort, God & The Girl,
— a self-titled debut (David Poe), produced by T-Bone Burnett,
—The Late Album (Sony/Epic),
—Love Is Red (Universal Music/The Lab)
plus two live recordings
— iTunes exclusive David Poe: Live From The Artists Den,
— a concert film, David Poe Onstage at World Cafe (Universal Music/Decca DVD,
— a collaboration with Duncan Sheik on music for the motion picture “Harvest”.
Poe has also written/created three scores for dance:
–The Copier: Music for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet,
–Shadowland: Music for Pilobolus,
— the forthcoming Shadowland 2.
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.
Hopefully, I will snag an interview with David Poe. I think this musician/composer has an amazing talent that I think we all should hear about!
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