"His own unique style (think of a cross between Paul Simon and Jeff Buckley, not just in style but also in quality) hits such a level of perfection that it's hard to comprehend anything more beautiful."
- Heaven Magazine
Critically acclaimed artist Dave Tate’s soulful acoustic music combines intimate finger-picked acoustic guitar, passionate tenor vocals, and poetic imagery to show how strong quiet can be. A native of the red rock desert of Zion National Park, Tate’s music reflects the spacious beauty of his homeland. Tate's dynamic songwriting is similar to the softer material of Paul Simon and Jeff Buckley. Tate's graceful yet intense style combines pure, intimate vocals with sometimes intimate, sometimes intensely rhythmic acoustic guitar tones. Lyrics rooted in themes of self discovery are a signature of Tate's music.
In 2010 Tate released The Houses of Healing, an 11 track intimate record of swelling guitars acoustic soundscapes and lightly soaring tenor melodies. Heaven Magazine raved, “I have come to know long before now, as Nick Drake was discovered to be, that Tate is one of the most unique singer-songwriters ever.”
In 2009 Tate released the duet CD The Same Heart with his wife and fellow singer/songwriter Victoria Lagerström. The Same Heart is a collection of songs about their story of their Trans-Atlantic romance. Lagerström came to the US from Stockholm, Sweden to write and record with Tate. The couple soon fell in love and Lagerström, not using her return ticket to Sweden, was married to Tate among the red rock cliffs of Zion three weeks after her arrival. In December 2009 the duo embarked on their second successful European tour to support The Final Hour and The Same Heart.
In 2008 released The Final Hour his follow up album to the 2006 release The Solitude of Here. The Final Hour received critical acclaim in the Netherlands where his record sales recently prompted his second sold out tour. Folk Forum raved, “As far as I am concerned Tate is the best singer/songwriter around at the moment.” The Final Hour is Tate's eighth record. Tate has performed on numerous occasions in Oregon, Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and has embarked on two successful European tours.
In 2006 Tate released The Solitude of Here, which CDBaby called “...by far the most grabbing male folk album we’ve seen in months.” The album also received stunning press from the Netherlands. Folk Forum raved, “This masterpiece is worthy of a place in the singer/songwriter Hall of Fame,” and Heaven Magazine stated, "He possesses the special kind of talent you only see come along once a decennium. If you're lucky."
Tate currently resides in Zion Canyon, Utah and continues to tour nationally and internationally.