What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today? My mother had a voice like a bell. Among many contributions she made to the world, she was a music teacher who became a lifelong advocate for the arts. Growing up, twice a week she’d shepherd me downtown to rehearse with a boys choir that sang spirituals and classical chorales, show tunes and jazz standards. As my voice changed over the years, I learned harmony by singing different parts to the same songs. Wade In The Water, Cantate Domino, The Lord Bless You And Keep You, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan, Fats Waller.
Great Interview David Poe! I’ve enjoyed your music for many years but have yet to see you perform live. I’m in LA so I’ll make it a priority next time you’re at Hotel Cafe etc