A multi-media entrepreneur, Dave Stewart is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart is a renowned producer, author, director, photographer, filmmaker, and philanthropist.
Stewart's music career spans three decades and more than 100 million album sales, highlighted by his collaboration with Annie Lennox in the groundbreaking pop-rock duo Eurythmics (“Sweet Dreams [Are Made of This],” "Here Comes The Rain Again," “Would I Lie to You?” and dozens more). Behind the scenes he’s produced albums and co-written songs for Bono, Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, and Sinead O’Connor, racking up numerous Producer, Songwriter, Golden Globe, and Grammy Awards along the way.
Stewart co-wrote and co-produced Stevie Nicks’ critically acclaimed solo album, In Your Dreams, marking the first time Nicks has ever collaborated on a solo effort. Stewart also took Joss Stone to Nashville, where they wrote and recorded her fifth studio album LP1. A lover of film and photography, Stewart shot full-length documentary feature films for both projects. He recently produced Orianthi’s soon-to-be released album Heaven In This Hell.
Also a founder of the aptly-titled heavyweight musical group, SuperHeavy, Stewart’s collaboration with Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and A.R. Rahman was released in September 2011. Their self titled album, SuperHeavy, was hailed as one of the “Best Albums of 2011” by Rolling Stone.
The August 2011 release of Stewart’s own record, The Blackbird Diaries was his first solo project in over 13 years, and was recorded with some of Nashville’s top players in a whirlwind five-day session at John and Martina McBride’s Blackbird Studios. The album, written by Stewart (with a co-write assist by Bob Dylan and guest appearances by Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, and the Secret Sisters) is a reflective and story-driven journey, with nods to his blues inspirations, the price of success, and relationships both lost and found.
With The Blackbird Diaries receiving rave reviews around the world, Dave recently released his follow-up album, The Ringmaster General, featuring duets with Alison Krauss, Jessie Baylin and Diane Birch. On The Ringmaster General, Stewart creates a potent and distinctive musical gumbo, mixing rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues, and psychedelia. His songs are alternately moving and wry; they are filled with twists and turns- both musical and lyrical – that constantly surprise with repeated listens.
“An explosive musician, deft guitar player, innately recognizes the genius in other people and puts it into play without being manipulative.” - Bob Dylan
“Jack of All Trades Master of All of Them” - The Sunday Times
“He’s the musician’s musician.” – Rolling Stone