Everyone’s Got A Camera”
David Poe is a singer songwriter of dazzling economy; his wit and his sly genius for turning a phrase makes each line of his songs a piece of art. Poe is a cross between Hemingway
and John Prine—he tells stories without telling stories about the stories he’s telling. He’s straightforward and elegant and lets you fill in the blanks with where the humanity might reside and where the heart might end up. Over the course of albums like God and the Girl, Love Is Red, The Late Album and his new one, Everyone’s Got A Camera, Poe is one of the greatest and most consistent songwriters out there. The new album is a staggering collection that’s masterfully melodic, harmonically brilliant and filled with world weary observations that unflinchingly stare down the modern landscape. A composer
fellow of the Sundance Institute, Poe has asserted himself as one of the great songwriters of his generation. Or any generation, for that matter. Poe stays busy—not only has he toured, collaborated, performed and recorded with folks like Bob Dylan, Tori Amos, T-Bone Burnett, The Jayhawks, Beth Orton, Ron Sexsmith,Regina Spektor, They might Be Giants and Marc Ribot, Poe has been heavily involved
writing scores for contemporary ballet and modern theatre projects across the world. His new album hits shelves this week but that didn’t stop Poe from singing with the Charlotte Symphony this past weekend
in the world premiere of the Blackstar Symphony, the first orchestral presentation of David Bowie’s final album.
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