“David Poe gives the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt.” — Rolling Stone

Songwriter David Poe has released nine solo albums. His songs have been recorded by living legends and performed around the world. Poe has collaborated with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time, and created memorable work for film, television, and dance.

He served as the support act for the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, and many more. His debut album was produced by T Bone Burnett.

He is a composer fellow of the Sundance Institute, and a featured vocalist in the Blackstar Symphony, the orchestral presentation of David Bowie's final masterpiece.

His most recent releases are the album Everyone's Got A Camera and the score for the dance piece by Rambert entitled Analogue, which premiered in London's West End in 2024.

Poe's songs have been recorded by multiple artists, including Curtis Stigers, Oh Land, Ana Moura, the cast of Nashville (ABC-TV,) Thomas Dybdahl, Duncan Sheik, Grace Kelly, David Anders, Re'h, Daryl Hall and Grace Potter.

His work has been recorded by Grammy-winning producers Larry Klein, Buddy Miller, and T Bone Burnett. Poe has produced recordings for other artists including Kraig Jarret Johnson, Regina Spektor, CC White, and Brendan Hines.

Songs by David Poe are featured in commercial campaigns for the Malala Fund, Interfaith Sanctuary, and the You Mean The World Foundation. 

Poe's commissioned works for dance include scores for the LA Dance Project at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, American Repertory Theater in Boston, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City, Rambert in London, and Shadowland by Pilobolus, on tour since 2009 and performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Songs by David Poe have been featured in numerous film and TV projects including Nashville, Dexter, The O.C., Dawson's Creek, Transamerica, Triple-9, and Diary Of A Teenage Girl, and on the podcasts An American Family: Unshattered and A Simple Herstory, a recipient of the Telly and Webby Awards. He has scored nine films, including two official selections of the Sundance Film Festival.

Transplanted from the American Midwest to New York City, David Poe served as the sound engineer at CBGB’s 313 Gallery before signing with Sony Music. 

He currently lives in Los Angeles.

“Every songwriter worth their salt is striving for the kind of balanced poetry and simplicity that Poe seems to just pour out.” -  No Depression

“Mind-blowing. ★★★★★” - Bachtrack

 “It’s hard to deny the expert craftsmanship of Poe’s songwriting." – Paste Magazine

“Mr. Poe injects pockets of hopeful longing into passages of insistent hubbub.” - New York Times

“Articulate accounts of edgy situations are Poe's forté, his breathy voice and jaunty strum often disguising some acidic lines." - NME

“His melodies and his acoustic guitar work were so gentle and elegant that the depth to which his words cut the heart came as a surprise.” – The New York Observer

"A sophisticated city breed."  - Q Magazine

“Richly-varied score." ★★★★☆” - The Guardian

"A tremendous album." – Huffington Post

“One of the most talented and accomplished current singer-songwriters.” - Fab UK 

“Sighs and soars.” ★★★★☆ - The Stage

“One of the finest songwriters on planet Earth.” - Metro UK

"One of the top singer-songwriters of our time." - Backseat Mafia

“The make-out record of the year.” - Harp Magazine

“Sensational. His songwriting has never been better.” - We Write About Music 

“Wonderfully colorful and cinematic.” - The Sounds Won’t Stop 

“An artist who remains truly infatuated with songwriting as an art, this American craftsman has a deep history behind him." - Clash Magazine

"Poe proves himself just as smart, musically astute, and witty as his predecessors.” - PopMatters

“After spending the last few years treating us to a rich and alluring array of delights, acclaimed singer-songwriter David Poe has now returned with his mesmerising new album ‘Everyone’s Got A Camera’, showcased by the riveting title-track. Offering up another dose of his humble folk-pop direction, this new one will pull you in and never let you go.” - Music News 

“Catchy as hell and one of the best songs of the new year.” - Culture Catch 

“‘When you had to find your way home without a phone” is a line that stayed with me long after “Analog” has ended, and it is even only one beautiful lyric nugget out of many. The production of the track is equally fascinating, with its mix of sleek electronics morphing into warm and comforting analog sound, complete with turntable crackling. In short, David Poe has put out another stunning single and music video.” - Glamglare 

“Miniature novels.” – The London Independent

“Delicately atmospheric and laced with metaphor, David Poe truly looks within on the lead track. Poe meanders the track to unexpected places – when the melodies and chords begin to feel comforting, and hauntingly familiar, the tone shifts somewhere new and resolves neatly on the tonic. A unique offering that is sure to make an impact on the singer/songwriter genre, David Poe shows just how much thought goes into each line of his songwriting.” - Earmilk 

“From world tours with the greatest to being named a composer fellow of the Sundance Institute, ‘Post' by David Poe is only one of his many profound lyrical masterpieces." - Rising Artists 

“Montado en una ola de éxito comercial y de crítica desde el lanzamiento de su álbum anterior God & The Girl (de Rolling Stone, The Observer, The Independent, por nombrar solo algunos), Poe ya ha recibido elogios por los sencillos lanzados anteriormente de este nuevo álbum y celebró videos musicales.” - Piliopop 

“Poe's songs have appeared in numerous films, including Sundance Film Festival favorites.” - Melodic 

“Analog, un morceau ultra groovy avec des teintes de funk, de jazz, une nonchalance teintée de nostalgie mais aussi d’une vraie sensualité. C’est beau et touchant!” - Le Cargo