Rowe has a baritone of other worldly power and emotional conviction that demands attention. On the new album he follows up his critically heralded debut Magic with a work that brilliantly reconfigures classic sounds in support of his intensely observational lyrics and remarkable and ever evolving vocals. The album was recorded at historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles utilizing the same mixing board used to make timeless classics such as The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street, T-Rex’s Electric Warrior, The Beach Boys' Smile and seminal works by Tom Waits, Neil Young and more. Appropriately, the sounds on Rowe’s latest are a perfect blend of the warmly familiar and astonishingly new.
To view a video for Sean Rowe’s song “Downwind” just go to: http://youtu.be/EcMDoC7TKn0 Acclaim For Sean Rowe’s The Salesman and the Shark:
"The singer's approach to music, particularly his take-it-or-leave-it attitude, is fierce and uncompromising." - Interview Magazine
"Mr. Rowe's ringing baritone is as timeless as his approach, recalling the ecstatic intensity of late-'60s Van Morrison and stark subtlety of late-era Johnny Cash.” - Wall Street Journal
"He can just crush granite with that voice. It is so powerful.” - NPR
Spring 2013 Tour Dates: Sun/Mar-03 Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke Mon/Mar-04 San Diego, CA Casbah Tue/Mar-05 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour Wed/Mar-06 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill Fri/Mar-08 Seattle, WA Vera Project Sat/Mar-09 Vancouver, BC Media Club Sun/Mar-10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge Tue/Mar-19 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre Wed/Mar-20 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall Thu/Mar-21 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern Fri/Mar-22 Pontiac, MI Pike Room Sat/Mar-23 Toronto, ON Gladstone Hotel (CMW) Tue/Mar-26 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Showcase Lounge Wed/Mar-27 New York, NY Highline Ballroom Thu/Mar-28 Boston, MA Café 939 Fri/Mar-29 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live Upstairs Sat/Mar-30 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java