ACCOLADESNEWS ARTICLESPRESS QUOTES ROWE TOURS UK WITH NOAH AND THE WHALE SEPT - OCT 2009 LIVE AT THE KOKO IN LONDON "...Intoxicating powerhouse of a baritone" ? http://www.4ortherecord.com/NewReviews.html .LIVE REVIEWS - NOAH AND THE WHALE - MANCHESTER ACADEMY 10.09 ..Sean Rowe was excellent; beautiful, folksy Americana-infused guitar songs don't come much better than from a man with a growly voice. ? Holly Arrowsmith www.thelineofbestfit.com
ROWE TOURS UK WITH NOAH AND THE WHALE SEPT - OCT 2009
LIVE AT THE KOKO IN LONDON
"...Intoxicating powerhouse of a baritone"
.LIVE REVIEWS - NOAH AND THE WHALE - MANCHESTER ACADEMY 10.09
..Sean Rowe was excellent; beautiful, folksy Americana-infused guitar songs don't come much better than from a man with a growly voice.
? Holly Arrowsmith
.SEAN ROWE SET TO SUPPORT NOAH AND THE WHALE
New Yorker Sean Rowe has been announced as support for Noah and The Whale's UK tour this month. Rowe's luxurious baritone voice has been described as ?thick and sweet as molasses?, and even though his songs are laid back, acoustic affairs with him using his guitar as a percussion instrument as well as a stringed one, the power of his voice give his music a distinctive, soulful energy.
.BEST SOLO ARTIST 2009 METROLAND MAGAZINE
Sure, this guy once ate a chipmunk so as not to starve, but he also opened for Boz Scaggs and the Doobie Brothers, so cut him some slack. Better yet, give his recent album Magic a spin and then try to tell us Rowe ain't the bee's knees. This survivalist has pretty much the best baritone around and certainly knows his way around a six-string, backing band be damned.
Read Online ? Metroland Magazine
.ROWE OPENS FOR BOZ SCAGGS - JUNE 22, 2009 - THE HART THEATRE - THE EGG
.ROWE SELECTED AS SHOWCASE ARTIST TO PERFORM AT NXNE 2009
.ROWE OPENS FOR THE DOOBIE BROTHERS AT THE PALACE THEATRE IN ALBANY
Sean opened up for the Doobie Brothers on April 23, 2009 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY, playing to a crowd of over 1200 people. Sean has been lucky enough to share the stage with Joan Osborne, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root and folk star Eric Anderson.
.READERS PICK's 2009 METROLAND MAGAZINE (Local Solo Musician)
Rowe continues to be included in Metroland Magazine's annual Readers Pick's Issue... an acknowledgement Rowe has received in both 2007 and 2008.
.ROWE SELECTED AS SHOWCASE ARTIST TO PERFORM AT SXSW 2009
"The SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE features a legendary festival showcasing more than 1,800 musical acts of all genres from around the globe on over eighty stages in downtown Austin..." ROWE will be playing opening night, Wednesday March 18 at 10:00pm at Stephen F's Bar at the Intercontinental Hotel.
.BEST MALE VOCALIST 2007 METROLAND MAGAZINE
Read Online .2007 FINALIST WILLIAMSBURG LIVE SONGWRITING COMPETITION
"...when he hit the first chord on his guitar it all came back to me really fast: Oh my God!....HE doesn't look like Barry White at ALL?he is NOT going to break out with a voice like?ohmygodhejustDID!"
? Jezebel Music
"... When Rowe gets in front of a microphone, he is transformed into a wizened and grizzled old black griot. He summons up a voice from deep within that begs comparisons to such genre-bending innovators as funk-jazz master Gil Scott-Heron or the late beach bum turned philosopher Ted Hawkins ..."
Chris Ladd from the Skidmore News raved about Sean's live performance at Skidmore College:
"... It seems almost impossible that a performer so slight and Caucasian could produce sounds so bottomless and soulful ..."
Metroland Magazine hailed Sean as the Best Solo Artist of 2004. This is what they had to say about his performances throughout the Capital District:
"... Rowe has the uncanny ability in live performance to mimic a 3-piece band. Scan the crowd during the initial moments of his set, and you'll probably see a host of surprised looks, all wondering how a guy like Rowe can create a sound typically associated with grizzled blues wailers and Motown legends ..."
For nearly a decade now, Rowe has been wowing audiences with his "to the teeth" style of soul music and ability to produce sounds larger than himself.
Recently, Rowe's 2nd self-released solo record, "27", was met with critical acclaim from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), who awarded him with an unrestricted $7,000 grant for his songwriting efforts.
Skidmore College Radio offered these accolades about Rowe's latest record:
"... 27 is a lightning bolt of ingenuity. I personally play Sean's music in between Ella, Roy Hargrove, and Nina Simone; between Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Coltrane ..." [Arthur Gonick - WSPN-FM 91.1]