SEAN ROWE - an evening with...
Thursday 12/12 - an evening with
$8 advance / $10 at the door
7:00 doors / 7:30 show
Tonight marks the debut of the amazing Sean Rowe here at the Lizard Lounge.
Several years ago musician and naturalist Sean Rowe walked out into the wilderness alone. He spent the next 24 days constructing shelter and foraging for food to eat. He would come away from the experience with the songs that would eventually comprise his dazzling debut album Magic. The San Francisco Chronicle described the record as "beautiful and haunting."
On his new album The Salesman and the Shark, Rowe has created a work that brilliantly reconfigures classic sounds in support of his intensely observational lyrics and the remarkable ever evolving vocals which inspired No Depression Magazine to succinctly state, "Man, that voice."
Rowe is a native of the lush rolling hills and history rich locale of upstate New York. He came of age listening to his father's record collection featuring The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more. But in his teen years it was soul and blues of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles that spoke to the bourgeoning singer-songwriter. "I remember thinking how magical it was that I could listen to that stuff over and over again and it would never fail to hit my spine," he says. "It was also cool to me that I felt like I found that stuff on my own. No one pointed me to it. I felt like it was mine."
"There are albums that you listen to and love. Then there are albums you listen and... find yourself struggling for the proper words to describe exactly how they make you feel. Your jaw drops a little. If you're me, you begin, in a flurry, to draw comparisons. "Tom Waits. Leonard Cohen. Bill Callahan. With slide guitar."
"That, four days later, is my slightly calmed down reaction to The Salesman And The Shark, the newest album from Sean Rowe. The first day, I must have listened to this album in full at least five or six times. I sent the First Listen link to everyone I could think of. My reactions were comic book-like (and potentially comic) in their enthusiasm: WOW!!!! BANG!!! WA-POW!!!!! Lauren Sloss, Indie Shuffle Review
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1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambrdge, MA 02138
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