Dave Stringer is a Grammy-nominated record producer and composer who has been widely profiled as one of the most innovative artists of the modern yoga movement. He’s both an inspiring singer and a captivating public speaker, resolving neuroscience, yoga philosophy, and music into a participatory theatrical experience.
Stringer’s sound invokes the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sensibility of American gospel and the ringing harmonies of Appalachia. He is featured in the upcoming documentary films Mantra: Sounds Into Silence and The Power of Mantra and has toured extensively, leading concerts, workshops and retreats all over the world.
He has been widely profiled in publications as diverse as Time, Billboard, In Style, and Yoga Journal as one of the most innovative and compelling artists of the new American kirtan movement.
Initially trained as a visual artist, filmmaker, and jazz musician, Stringer began chanting in the early 1990s after a film editing project brought him to an ashram in India. When the editing project ended, he remained at the ashram to study yogic traditions, ideas, practices, and music. After returning to the United States, Stringer taught meditation and chanting to prison inmates and began leading kirtan gatherings at yoga studios in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Dave Stringer has tirelessly developed new venues and expanded the audience for kirtan. He has performed with other noted kirtan singers—including Krishna Das, Bhagavan Das, and Jai Uttal—and his voice can be heard on the soundtracks of the film Matrix Revolutions and the video game Myst.
What People are Saying About Dave Stringer
“A volcano of a voice! Stringer transported us to another time and place. His fiery, soulful voice gave the entire room a feeling of a down-home gospel jam and one could not help but sing along.”
—LA Yoga magazine
“Dave Stringer has integrated his interest in kirtan, an Indian tradition of devotional chanting, with his masterful grasp of Western popular music, creating an exciting style of psychedelic pop as informed by traditional Eastern music as the Beatles.”
—All Music Guide