Anti- Records artist Sean Rowe will be embarking on his first ever West Coast tour at the beginning of the new year. Rowe is a profoundly soulful artist, utilizing an extraordinary baritone alongside a poet's skill to deftly conjure images of a world in which man and nature exist uneasily side by side.
His Anti-Records début album Magic was recorded in a small town in upstate New York above the space where Rowe's grandfather once ran an Italian restaurant. The recording process, as he describes it, was intimate and incredibly specific. Brushes of fingertips on strings, hushed breaths, even the darkness of the studio seeps its way into the record, enhancing its live, trembling feel.
"I wanted to create an abyss, something to take you far away, a dark but familiar space for people to get lost in," Rowe explains.
The end result has drawn comparisons to the classic works of both Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison.
Sean Rowe Tour Dates:
1/5/2011 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
1/19/2011 - The Biltmore - Vancouver, BC
1/21/2011 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
1/22/2011 - Sam Bond's Garage - Eugene, OR
1/25/2011 - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse - Berkeley, CA
1/26/2011 - Café du Nord - San Francisco, CA
1/29/2011 - McCabe's Guitar Shop - Santa Monica, CA
2/1/2011 - Hotel Café - Los Angeles, CA