Esquire is premiering a new video from the remarkable singer-songwriter Sean Rowe. The clip is for the song “Shine My Diamond Ring” from Rowe’s forthcoming album Madman in stores this September 9th. The unique video deftly replicates the visceral power of Rowe’s soulful new album with a filmed solo performance shot entirely live.
There is a noticeable Delta blues influence on “Shine My Diamond Ring” with its driving repetitive guitar and stomping bass drum. “The guitar sound was influenced by John Lee Hooker,” Rowe says. It is a dually powerful and intimate singing and playing honed to absolute perfection amid a year performing in living rooms across the country on Rowe’s deliberately unorthodox “House Concert” series http://rowehouseconcerts.com/
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With the new album Madman, Rowe has created a beautifully primal work. The album is deliberately, if not defiantly, simple in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and Rowe’s incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed distinctly more connected.
Sean Rowe will be touring North American in support of his new album Madman beginning later this month.
"He can just crush granite with that voice. It is so powerful.” - NPR Music
Sean Rowe Dates:
Aug 20 Albany, Rensselaer Train Station Rensselaer, NY
Sep 13 The Purple Crayon Hastings on Hudson, NY
Sep 14, Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 16, Stuarts Opera House Backstage, Nelsonville, OH
Sep 17, Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Sep 19, Red Clay Theatre, Duluth, GA
Sep 21, The Mill Room, Asheville, NC
Sep 23, Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
Sep 24, World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Sep 25, Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 2 New York, NY
Sep 26, Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 3 New York, NY
Oct 01, The Parlor Room, Northampton, MA
Oct 02, Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI
Oct 03, Cultural Arts Center, Troy, NY
Oct 04, The Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY